May 29, 2018

FOMC sets tentative 2019 meeting schedule

interest ratesThe Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the monetary policy-setting arm of the Federal Reserve, announced its tentative meeting schedule covering 2019 and going into 2020.

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

  • Jan. 29-30;
  • March 19-20;
  • April 30-May 1;
  • June 18-19;
  • July 30-31;
  • Sept. 17-18;
  • Oct. 29-30;
  • Dec. 10-11; and
  • Jan. 28-29, 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 12-13, and four more times before the end of the year: July 31-Aug. 1, Sept. 25-26, Nov. 7-8 and Dec. 18-19.

Following its policy-setting meeting earlier this month, the FOMC left the federal funds target rate unchanged at a range of 1.5 to 1.75 percent, but it did indicate that it is on track for an interest rate hike in June.