Blackout Periods

Federal Reserve policy limits the extent to which FOMC participants and staff can speak publicly or grant interviews during Federal Reserve blackout periods, which begin the second Saturday preceding a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and end the Thursday following a meeting unless otherwise noted.

Blackout dates for 2018 are as follows:

Jan. 20-Feb. 1
March 10-22
April 21-May 3
June 2-14
July 21-Aug. 2
Sept. 15-27
Oct. 27 - Friday, Nov. 9
Dec. 8-20

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