The rate of interest on a currency is in practice the price of the money. The higher the rate of interest on a currency, the more people will tend to hold that currency, to purchase it and in that way to strengthen the value of the currency. This is very important indicator affecting the rate of inflation and is a very big market mover.

Some of the platforms that require an additional deposit do pay interest on the collateral, which is “frozen” under the trader’s name.

The Housing Starts indicator is not a huge market mover, but it has been reported by U.S. Census that the housing industry represents over 25% of all investment dollars, and a 5% value of the overall economy.