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.
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