The minutes read “A number of participants noted that changes to the forward guidance might be misinterpreted as a signal of a fundamental shift in the stance of policy that could result in an unintended tightening of financial conditions,” suggesting that there is no set date as to when the interest rates will be raised and members of the central bank are cautious of the effects it may have on the economy. Investors have poured money into stocks in order to make a profit from this level of interest and markets saw a boost from this yet again when it appeared that rates wouldn’t be on the up any time soon as The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 200 points in the wake of the news, with both the Nasdaq and S&P 500 rising as well. Fed Chair Janet Yellan has been eager to dispel fears of a rate rise too soon and has said that it would only happen when the data suggests the time is right meaning that growth and employment would have to improve substantially before the aforementioned raise were to happen. For now the economy is still in need of the Feds help. This is good news for the markets that have also seen the International Monetary Fund revise up the United States’ growth forecast for the year to 2.2% suggesting that the US is well on its way to a full recovery and a rate rise isn’t going to be postponed for too much longer if growth continues this trend but for now businesses are benefitting from its 0% benchmark. To find out more about immigration into America email us at [email protected] or if you’re considering incorporating a company go to