I do not think that it is a surprise to anyone when I say that the USD has rallied quite a bit during the last few weeks. The USD index is currently at 2003 levels after breaking 2015 highs this months. In this article, I will elaborate on this and explain why this is bad for emerging markets.
Let’s start with the amount of USD denominated debt. Non financial emerging market debt has more than doubled since 2009. The main reason is the zero interest policy of the FED and the option to invest in growth at a really cheap price.
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Emerging market debt is currently 17.5% of all USD denominated debt. Up from just 1% at the end of the 1980s. The interesting thing is that debt has decreased in 2014 and accelerated shortly after. The USD soared at the end of 2014. This could be a reason for the lower amount of USD debt.
Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2021: Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc.(HCOM)
Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc., incorporated on May 19, 2004, is a provider of communications services and products in Hawaii. The Company operates through two business segments: Telecommunications and Data Center Colocation. The Telecommunications segment provides local telephone service, including voice and data transport, custom calling features, network access, directory assistance and private lines. In addition, the segment provides Internet, long distance services, television service, Internet protocol (IP)-based network services, customer premises equipment, data solutions, managed services, billing and collection, wireless services and pay telephone services. The Data Center Colocation segment consists of data center services.
The Company’s Telecommunications segment offers a range of services. The Company’s local exchange carrier business generates revenue from local network services, network access services and certain other services. The Company’s local network service enables customers to originate and receive telephone calls within a defined exchange area. It provides basic local services on a retail basis to residential and business customers, generally for a fixed monthly recurring charge. Basic local service also includes non-recurring charges to customers for the installation of new products and services. Value-added services may be purchased individually or as part of a package offering for a monthly recurring charge. It also offers other local exchange services, such as local private line and inside wire maintenance. The Company offers network access services, such as access voice and data services. The access services include IP-based private networks, as well as Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) transport services, and switched and non-switched (or dedicated) services, such as point-to-point single channel circuits.
The Company provides long distance services to transmit international calls! , interLATA (Local Access Transport Area) domestic calls, and regional toll calls made to points outside a customer’s local calling area but within its local service area (intraLATA toll). Its other long distance services include 800-number services and wide area telecommunication services (WATS), private line services and operator services associated with long distance calls. The Company served approximately 171,100 long distance lines, which include residential customers and business customers. The Company provides high-speed Internet (HSI) access services to its residential and business customers. The Company served approximately 93,900 retail residential HIS lines, over 18,400 retail business HSI lines and over 700 wholesale business and resale HSI lines.
The Company provides managed services as an end-to-end solution that manages, monitors and supports a business’ network, customer premise equipment (CPE) and corporate data security. Its managed services product portfolio consists of managed network and security services, colocation services, Information Technology (IT) professional services and security consulting. The Company’s advanced communications and network services include Routed Network Service, an IP virtual private networking service for business customers; Enhanced Internet Protocol Data Service, a multipoint switched Ethernet service, and Hosted private-branch exchange (PBX), a business Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service that provides businesses with a converged communication solution in a hosted package. The Company’s television service provides digital video, broadband and voice services to new and existing customers.
The Company offers wireless services pursuant to a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services agreement with Sprint Spectrum, L.P. (Sprint). The agreement allows the Company to resell Sprint wireless services, including access to Sprint’s nationwide personal communication service (PCS) wireless network to residential and business! customer! s in Hawaii under the Hawaiian Telcom brand name. The Company offers other telecommunications services to customers and interexchange carriers. The Company is involved in the sales and maintenance of customer premises equipment in the business markets. For the wholesale or carrier market, the Company offers services, including operator services, billing and collection services, and space and power rents for colocation services. It also offers public pay telephone services at approximately 3,800 locations across the State of Hawaii.
Data Center Colocation
The Data Center Colocation segment provides colocation and virtual private cloud data center services. The virtual private cloud services include the use of shared virtualized computing resources and a range of customer control features and services, including back-up storage and cloud-based network security. It also provides related professional services, including planning, design, implementation and support services.
The Company competes with Time Warner Cable Inc., Skype and Magic Jack.
- [By Max Byerly]
News coverage about Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo (NASDAQ:HCOM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.776618457707 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2021: ZAGG Inc(ZAGG)
ZAGG Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes product solutions for mobile devices. It offers solutions, such as glass and film screen protection products, keyboards for tablet computers and mobile devices, keyboard cases, earbuds, cables, and cases under the ZAGG and InvisibleShield brands, as well as portable batteries to charge various devices that utilizes a USB, including smartphones, tablets, handheld gaming systems, and digital cameras. The company also provides earbuds, headphones, mobile power solutions, Bluetooth speakers, cases, and cables for mobile devices under the iFrogz brand in the fashion and youth oriented lifestyle sector. In addition, it offers power management and battery case accessories under the mophie brand. It sells its products through indirect channels, including big box retailers, domestic and international distributors, independent Apple retailers, university bookstores, and small independently owned consumer electronics stores, as well as directly to retailers or through distributors; and directly to consumers on its website at ZAGG.com. In addition, the company sells its products to franchisees that operate kiosks and ZAGG branded stores in shopping malls and retail centers in the United States and internationally. ZAGG Inc is headquartered in Midvale, Utah.
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Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2021: OCI Partners LP(OCIP)
We are a Delaware limited partnership formed in February 2013 to own and operate an integrated methanol and ammonia production facility that is strategically located on the Texas Gulf Coast near Beaumont. The facility commenced full operations during August 2012. In addition, we have pipeline connections to adjacent customers, port access with dedicated methanol and ammonia import/export jetties, allowing us to ship both products along the U.S. Gulf Coast, and truck loading facilities for both methanol and ammonia. We are currently one of the larger merchant methanol producers in the United States with an annual methanol production design capacity of approximately 912,500 metric tons and an annual ammonia production design capacity of approximately 331,000 metric tons. We executed a debottlenecking project on our production facility that included a maintenance turnaround and environmental upgrades, which we collectively refer to as our “debottlenecking project. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Logan Wallace]
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OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $10.45 and last traded at $10.45, with a volume of 1357 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.40.
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