Fed Plans Make US Markets Happy US markets saw a resurgence after the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting were released as they revealed that central bankers are wary of raising interest rates which US markets cheered. When the 2008 financial crisis hit, the Federal reserve lowered its short term interest rates in the US economy to 0% and have kept it there ever since. With an economic upturn emerging and the country getting back on its feet the Federal Reserve recently brought to an end its programme of quantitive easing and many have posited that the interest rates will soon be on the rise again but the revelations from inside the Fed have been cheered by the US markets who have been reaping the rewards of this neutral interest rate.