Hey everybody, here’s my monthly post on the SSB closing and the forecast for next month. I’m trying to streamline my posts to make them more condensed and info-packed in a regular structure, so it’s both easier for readers to quickly digest the article and for me to pump them out on a regular basis.

Last month I previewed my guess for the Jan 2016 SSB, and I also made commentary on the take-up rate of the previous Dec 2016 issue.

First up is the news regarding the 2016 issues. This news actually came out on 1st Dec as an MAS presser, but of course next to nobody reads this and I was away on reservist so I didn’t comment on it either. Basically, an SSB will be issued every month of 2016 with $300 million for the Jan issue. While it is a HUGE drop from the …