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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 the remainder of 2019 are as follows:

2019:
Sept. 7-19
Oct. 19-31
Nov. 30-Dec. 12

Blackout dates for 2020 are as follows:

2020:
Jan. 18-30
March 7-19
April 18-30
May 30-June 11
July 18-30
Sept. 5-17
Oct. 24-Nov. 6
Dec. 5-17

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