May 11, 2017

FOMC sets tentative 2018 meeting schedule

The Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policy-setting arm of the Federal Reserve, on Thursday announced its tentative meeting schedule covering 2018 and going into 2019.

The committee's two-day policy meetings are currently scheduled as follows:

  • Jan. 30-31;
  • March 20-21;
  • May 1-2;
  • June 12-13;
  • July 31-Aug. 1;
  • Sept. 25-26;
  • Nov. 7-8;
  • Dec. 18-19; and
  • Jan. 29-30, 2019.

The Federal Reserve Board chair is scheduled to deliver quarterly news conferences following the March, June, September and December meetings.

The FOMC next meets June 13-14, and four more times before the end of the year: July 25-26, Sept. 19-20, Oct. 31-Nov. 1 and Dec. 12-13.

Following its policy-setting meeting earlier this month, the FOMC left the federal funds target rate unchanged at a range of 0.75 to 1 percent, but it did indicate that it is on track for an interest rate hike in June.