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Fed Days

The most recent Fed Day

Fed Days are days when the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) make announcements on interest rates. These FOMC days usually see a low range and low volume day up to moment when the announcement is made and then the day changes into a volatile high volume afternoon. The FOMC change (or leave the same) the Fed Funds Rate. The announcement will be made at 2:30pm or 2:00pm depending on whether or not there is also a Fed Chairman Press Conference.

Quick select any FOMC Fed Day chart from our: data base

This is what the E-Mini S&P500 Market did after the last FOMC rate change announcement on 16 December 2015 when the FOMC raised the rate to the 0.25% to 0.5% range.

The next FOMC Meeting is 27 January 2016 (1st scheduled meeting of 2016).

The rest of this page shows E-mini S&P500 charts from this and previous years. We felt that the S&P 500 most accurately reflected the market's sentiment and reaction to the rate change (if any) and is considered the barometer of the market. For that reason we look at the S&P500 charts on Fed Days to see how the market moved and the associated volume with those moves.

Fed Days 2016 Release Schedule

Released On: 1/27 3/16* 4/27 6/15* 7/27 9/21* 11/2 12/14*
Released For: Jan Mar Apr Jun Jul Sep Nov Dec

* Meeting associated with a Summary of Economic Projections and a press conference by the Chairman.


Fed Days 2015 Release Schedule

Released On: 1/28 3/18* 4/29 6/17* 7/29 9/17* 10/28 12/16*
Released For: Jan Feb Apr May Jul Aug Oct Nov

* Meeting associated with a Summary of Economic Projections and a press conference by the Chairman.


28 January 2015

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

18 March 2015

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

29 April 2015

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

17 June 2015

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

29 July 2015

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

17 September 2015

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

28 October 2015

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

16 December 2015

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target range for the federal funds rate to 1/4 to 1/2 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

Fed Days 2014 Release Schedule

Released On: 1/29 3/19* 4/30 6/18* 7/30 9/17* 10/29 12/17*
Released For: Jan Feb Apr May Jul Aug Oct Nov

* Meeting associated with a Summary of Economic Projections and a press conference by the Chairman.


29 January 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

19 March 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

30 April 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

18 June 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

30 July 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

17 September 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

29 October 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

17 December 2014

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

Fed Days 2013 Release Schedule

Released On: 1/30 3/20* 5/1 6/19* 7/31 9/18* 10/30 12/18*
Released For: Jan Feb Apr May Jul Aug Oct Nov

* Meeting associated with a Summary of Economic Projections and a press conference by the Chairman.


30 January 2013

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

20 March 2013

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

1 May 2013

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

19 June 2013

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

31 July 2013

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

18 September 2013

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

30 October 2013

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

18 December 2013

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

Fed Days 2012 Release Schedule

Released On: 1/25* 3/13 4/25* 6/20* 8/1 9/13* 10/24 12/12*
Released For: Jan Feb Apr May Jul Aug Oct Nov

* Meeting associated with a Summary of Economic Projections and a press conference by the Chairman.


25 January 2012

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

13 March 2012

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

25 April 2012

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

20 June 2012

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

1 August 2012

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

13 September 2012

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

24 October 2012

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

12 December 2012

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

Fed Days 2011 Release Schedule

Released On: 1/26 3/15 4/27 6/22 8/9 9/20 11/2 12/13
Released For: Jan Feb Apr May Jul Aug Oct Nov

26 January 2011

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

15 March 2011

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

27 April 2011

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

22 June 2011

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

9 August 2011

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

21 September 2011

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

2 November 2011

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

13 December 2011

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

Fed Days 2010 Release Schedule

Released On: 1/27 3/16 4/28 6/23 8/10 9/21 11/3 12/14
Released For: Jan Feb Apr May Jul Aug Oct Nov

27 January 2010

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

16 March 2010

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

28 April 2010

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

23 June 2010

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

10 August 2010

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

21 September 2010

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

3 November 2010

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

14 December 2010

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

Fed Days 2009 Release Schedule

Released On: 1/28 3/18 4/29 6/24 8/12 9/23 11/4 12/16
Released For: Jan Feb Apr May Jul Aug Oct Nov

28 January 2009

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary


18 March 2009

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary


29 April 2009

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary


24 June 2009

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary


12 August 2009

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary (compares to previous meeting)


23 September 2009

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary


4 November 2009

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary


16 December 2009

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

Fed Days 2008 Release Schedule

Released On: 1/30 3/18 4/30 6/25 8/5 9/16 10/29 12/16
Released For: Jan Feb Apr May Jul Aug Oct Nov

22 January 2008

The Federal Open Market Committee has decided to lower its target for the federal funds rate 75 basis points to 3-1/2 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

30 January 2008

The Federal Open Market Committee has decided to lower its target for the federal funds rate 50 basis points to 3 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

18 March 2008

The Federal Open Market Committee has decided to lower its target for the federal funds rate 75 basis points to 2.25 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

30 April 2008

The Federal Open Market Committee has decided to lower its target for the federal funds rate 25 basis points to 2 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

25 June 2008

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 2 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

5 August 2008

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 2 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

16 September 2008

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 2 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

8 October 2008

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to 1.50 percent. (This was an unscheduled meeting.) More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

29 October 2008

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to 1 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

16 December 2008

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate by 75 basis points to 0.25 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

Fed Days 2007 Release Schedule

Released On: 1/31 3/21 5/9 6/28 8/7 9/18 10/31 12/11
Released For: Jan Feb Apr May Jul Aug Oct Nov

31 January 2007

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

21 March 2007

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

9 May 2007

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

28 June 2007

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent on the 4th scheduled meeting of the year. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

7 August 2007

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent on the 5th scheduled meeting of the year. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

18 September 2007

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate 50 basis points to 4-3/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

31 October 2007

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate 25 basis points to 4-1/2 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

11 December 2007

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate 25 basis points to 4-1/4 percent. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

Fed Days 2006

2006 Release Schedule

Released On: 1/31 3/28 5/10 6/29 8/8 9/20 10/25 12/12
Released For: Jan Feb Apr May Jul Aug Oct Nov

31 January 2006

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 4.5% percent. (This is 14th rate hike over the past 20 months.)

28 March 2006

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 4.75% percent. (This is 15th rate hike over the past 22 months.)

10 May 2006

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 5 percent.

29 June 2006

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 5.25 percent.

8 August 2006

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent. This decision was NOT unanimous with 1 member voting against. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

20 September 2006

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent. This decision was NOT unanimous with 1 member voting against. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

25 October 2006

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent. This decision was NOT unanimous with 1 member voting for an increase. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

12 December 2006

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent. This decision was NOT unanimous with 1 member voting for an increase. More details here: FOMC Statement Summary

Fed Days 2005

2005 Release Schedule

				Released On:    2/2     3/22    5/3     6/30    8/9     9/20    11/1    12/13
				Released For:   Jan     Feb     Apr     May     Jul     Aug     Oct     Nov
			

2 February 2005

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 2.5 percent.


22 March 2005

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 2-3/4 percent.


3 May 2005

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 3 percent.


29/30 June 2005

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 3-1/4 percent.


9 August 2005

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 3-1/2 percent.


20 September 2005

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 3-3/4 percent. (This is 11th rate hike over the past 15 months.)


1 November 2005

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 4 percent. (This is 12th rate hike over the past 17 months.)


13 December 2005

This will be that last FOMC meeting for 2005. (If we have our facts correct then this will also be the last FOMC meeting over which Greenspan presides.)

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 4-1/4 percent.

Despite elevated energy prices and hurricane-related disruptions, the expansion in economic activity appears solid. Core inflation has stayed relatively low in recent months and longer-term inflation expectations remain contained. Nevertheless, possible increases in resource utilization as well as elevated energy prices have the potential to add to inflation pressures.

The Committee judges that some further measured policy firming is likely to be needed to keep the risks to the attainment of both sustainable economic growth and price stability roughly in balance. In any event, the Committee will respond to changes in economic prospects as needed to foster these objectives.

Fed Days 2004

28 January 2004

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 1 percent.


16 March 2004

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 1 percent.


4 May 2004

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 1 percent.


30 June 2004

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 1-1/4 percent.


10 August 2004

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 1-1/2 percent.


21 September 2004

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 1-3/4 percent.


10 November 2004

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 2 percent.


14 December 2004

The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to raise its target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 2.25 percent.