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  • T. Rowe Price Financial Services Fund (PRISX)
    Ticker Symbol:
    PRISX
    Fund Status:
    Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
    Fund Objective
    Quick Stats
    Fiscal Year End  December
    Morningstar Category  Financial
    Inception Date 09/30/1996
    Tax ID 52-2024849
    Investment Objective
    The fund seeks long-term growth of capital and a modest level of income.
    Strategy
    The fund will normally invest at least 80% of net assets in the common stocks of companies in the financial services industry. In addition, the fund may invest in companies, such as data services or financial software providers, that derive at least 50% of their revenues from conducting business with the financial services industry.
    Investor Profile
    Individuals seeking long-term capital growth and modest income through increased exposure to financial services companies who can accept the risk of price declines inherent in common stock investing. Appropriate for both regular and tax-deferred accounts, such as IRAs.
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    The fundís investment program reflects our view that trends in financial services offer opportunities for significant long-term capital appreciation. For investors with broad exposure to equities, the fund provides a way to focus on an area of the economy undergoing substantial change and rapid growth. The potential rewards of investing in such a focused fund include higher returns than the overall market.

    Since the fundís holdings are concentrated in the financial services industry, it will be less diversified and more volatile than stock funds investing in a broader range of industries. In general, the fund represents greater potential risk than a more diversified fund, although the dividends paid by financial services companies may moderate this risk to some extent. Financial services companies may be hurt when interest rates rise sharply, although not all companies are affected equally. The stocks may also be vulnerable to rapidly rising inflation.
    *Funds are placed in general risk/return categories based on their past performance or, for newer funds, the performance of the types of securities in which they invest. There is no assurance past trends will continue.
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