FOMC “Fed Day” Calendar thru Dec 2018

Hey all –

If you’re like me, you like to be aware of “Fed Days.” It seems, to me, that the market gets a little quiet right up to the release of the meeting minutes, and then volatility picks up a bit. A lot of intraday traders either close out their positions before the release of the minutes, or loosen up their stops. Also – others have shown that overall, Fed Days are more bullish than normal, and more so in the afternoon.

Also, if you’re like me, you need a calendar to remind you of Fed Days. Generally, they’re once every 6 weeks. The meeting minutes are generally released at 2:00 ET on the last day of the meetings, a Wednesday. The upcoming Fed Days, through 2018, are:

2017

  • Dec 13

2018

  • Jan 31
  • Mar 21
  • May 2
  • June 13
  • Aug 1
  • Sept 26
  • Nov 8
  • Dec 19

Note that with the March, June, Sept, and Dec meetings, there is a press conference with usually a presentation by the Fed Chairman. There is sometimes some extra volatility as that press conference is being conducted.

Hope this is helpful,

– Andy