Federal Reserve System Chair Powell spoke on Friday, October 22:

And, that is the last we will hear from anyone at the Fed until November 4.

From Saturday just passed (October 23) the Fed entered its media 'blackout' period - a policy which limits the extent to which Federal Open Market Committee participants and staff can speak publicly or grant interviews. The period begins the two Saturday's preceding a FOMC meeting and ends the Thursday following.

With the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting doing up on November 2-3 the 'no Fed Speakers' period runs through to November 4. Powell, of course, will given a press conference following the Fed statement on November 3. Until then, enjoy the quiet!

Apropos of nothing much: