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Friday, May 28, 2010

FOMC Meeting Schedule (Tentative) for 2011

Earlier today, The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) released its tentative monetary policy meeting schedule for 2011. The FOMC doesn't always stick to the exact dates on the schedule (hence tentative), but they do always meet at least eight times per calendar year.

Why is this schedule important to you? Because it's at these monetary policy meetings that The FOMC votes on whether to raise, lower or make no changes to The Fed Funds Target Rate, and when the Fed Funds Target Rate changes, the U.S. Prime Rate (also known as the Fed, national or WSJ Prime Rate) will also change.

Here's the tentative schedule for 2011:

January 26, 2011

March 15, 2011

April 27, 2011

June 22, 2011

August 9, 2011

September 20, 2011

November 2, 2011

December 13, 2011

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