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Nine New Year Resolutions for Financial Fitness

The February 2015 issue of Mutual Fund Insight features common errors investors make and how they can avoid them to earn better returns in 2015

Around New Year's Day, there was a joke doing the rounds on social media that the UN should declare January 1 the World Dieting and Gym Enrollment Day. A lot of us make a new year's resolution to get fitter. Generally, these resolutions don't last more than a week or two, only to be remembered on January 1 the next year.

Which is good because now, after you have forgotten all those resolutions that you never had any real intention of keeping, we have a list of New Year resolutions that you must remember and keep. Our cover story for the February 2015 issue of Mutual Fund Insight is 'New Year Resolutions for Financial Fitness'. In this feature, learn about the common errors investors make and how they can avoid them to earn better returns in 2015.

With Raghuram Rajan having started the rate cut cycle, our special report will come in handy. Anticipating the beginning of the interest rate cuts, we had made a discussion of its impact on debt funds an integral part of our Outlook 2015. In this special report, Sankaran Naren, Chief Investment Officer, ICICI Prudential, Amandeep Singh Chopra, Head of Fixed Income, UTI, and Gopal Agarwal, Chief Investment Officer, Mirae discuss how different types of asset classes will perform in 2015.

Our recently introduced feature 'Getting Personal' has proved popular, with readers enjoying our conversations leaders from the Mutual Fund industry where we talk about everything except funds. This time, get personal with Sukumar Rajah, MD and CIO-Asian Equity, Franklin Templeton.

In Category Watch, read all about Tax-saving funds and in the accompanying Fund Analyst's Choice, read our analysts' take on nine hand-picked funds from the tax-saving ELSS category.

As always, in The Plan, our experts have analysed an actual investor's portfolio in detail and suggested a complete restructuring plan. In Buy Sell Hold, our experts answer investment queries from our readers.

And of course, there are regular features like Fund Radar, Fund Diary, and columns from Vivek Kaul and others, as well as our comprehensive Scorecard of Mutual Fund data.

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