T. Rowe Price Latin America Fund (PRLAX)
Ticker Symbol:
PRLAX
Fund Status:
Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  October
Morningstar Category  Latin America Stock
Inception Date 12/29/1993
Tax ID 52-1851931
Investment Objective
The fund's objective is long-term growth of capital through investment primarily in the common stocks of companies located, or with primary operations, in Latin America.
Strategy
Invests primarily (normally at least 80%) in companies located in Latin America. The fund seeks to identify companies that can achieve and sustain above-average, long-term earnings growth.
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This fund offers investors a convenient way to tap the significant long-term growth potential of companies primarily in Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, and Peru. Latin America's proven production capabilities, combined with a wealth of natural resources and affordable labor, offer an attractive environment for foreign investment.

Investing in this fund involves a high degree of risk due to its concentration in the emerging economies of a specific region. Share prices are also subject to market risk, as well as risks associated with unfavorable currency exchange rates and political or economic uncertainty abroad. The fund is registered as "nondiversified," which means it may invest a greater portion of assets in a single company than a diversified fund, which could increase risk.
**This chart displays relative risk of each U.S. mutual fund listed using standard deviation of returns. Those values are provided in the bars at the top of the chart.

Methodology: We evaluate the standard deviation and its resulting placement within a specific risk/return category on an annual basis. A fund is generally placed in a risk/return category based on the 10-year standard deviation of its performance. If a fund is less than 10 years old, the actual fund performance history is supplemented with the primary prospectus benchmark history to obtain a full 10-year history, or longest time period available up to 10 years. For an Asset Allocation fund with less than 10 years of performance history, sub-strategy returns are used. When a sub-strategy is less than 10 years old, the actual sub-strategy performance history is supplemented with benchmark history to obtain a full 10-year history, or longest time period available up to 10 years.

Risk return categories overlap; a fund with a standard deviation in the overlap between two categories, denoted by a plus (+), is placed so that its risk categorization is better aligned with anticipated return characteristics an investor may experience going forward at the discretion of T Rowe Price.

When a fund has a cash-like benchmark, denoted by a double plus (++), its standard deviation is estimated using only available fund returns. If the fund is less than 10 years old, benchmark returns are not used to obtain a full 10-year history because they would artificially suppress the volatility estimate.

All investments are subject to market risk, including the possible loss of principal. Standard deviation of returns, a measure of price volatility, is one measure of risk. Please consult the funds' prospectuses for a more complete discussion of the funds' risks.
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