T. Rowe Price Science & Technology Fund (PRSCX)
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Fund Status:
Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  December
Morningstar Category  Technology
Inception Date 09/30/1987
Tax ID 52-1533832
Investment Objective
The fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation.
The fund will normally invest at least 80% of net assets in the common stocks of companies expected to benefit from the development, advancement, and use of science and/or technology. Companies in industries such as electronics, communications, e-commerce, information services, life sciences, media, environmental services, chemicals, synthetic materials, defense, and aerospace are likely to be in the portfolio.
Risk/Reward Potential*
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We believe that rapid advances in science and technology offer substantial opportunities for superior long-term capital appreciation. As leading-edge products and services gain acceptance, the companies behind them often enjoy exceptional growth. This growth is often reflected in rising stock prices.

Since this fund is focused on the science and technology industries, it is less diversified and more volatile than stock funds investing in a broader range of industries. In addition, technology stocks historically have experienced unusually wide price swings, both up and down. The potential for wide variation in performance reflects the special risks common to companies in the rapidly changing field of technology.
* Annually we evaluate the standard deviation of each US mutual fund listed and its resulting placement within specific risk/return categories.

Methodology: If a fund is at least 5 year old, it is generally placed in risk/return categories based on the standard deviation of its performance for the longest period of its calendar year returns; the longest time period used for analysis is 10 years (regardless of the fund's inception). If a fund is less than 5 years old, we generally use the fund's primary benchmark disclosed in its prospectus as a proxy and follow the same process of using 10-year standard deviation of the benchmark, or longest time period available. The firm at its sole discretion may show a fund in a higher risk category based on qualitative or other factors that may differ from this methodology.
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