Today, the Fed decided to keep its interest rates unchanged at 0.25% as it was already highly anticipated, knowing that the Federal Open Market Committee stated that the overall current economic conjuncture of the country has enhanced noticeably as the housing sector activity on one hand picked up, while overall businesses on the other hand are becoming more efficient as they coped with the recession, having most of the earnings reported from huge U.S corporations coming out better-than expected and cheerful.

Still the present economical recovery from the ongoing downside pressures remain gradual and accordingly the Federal Reserve decided to keep interest rates low and will continue on using several tools to trigger a stronger economic revival and maintain price stability and control inflation on a long-term, knowing that the Fed will purchase a sum of $1.25 trillion of agency mortgage-backed securities and $175 billion of agency debt to support mortgage lending and help the housing market heal further from the crisis