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
April 21-May 3
July 21-Aug. 2
Oct. 27 - Friday, Nov. 9