The fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing primarily in small companies whose common stocks are believed to be undervalued.
Reflecting a value approach to investing, the fund will seek the stocks of companies whose current stock prices do not appear to adequately reflect their underlying value as measured by assets, earnings, cash flow, or business franchises. The fund primarily invests in companies with a market capitalization that is within or below the range of companies in the Russell 2000 Index.
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This fund offers a value-focused way to access the attractive growth potential of small-cap companies. By investing in stocks that already appear to be out of favor or undervalued, the fund should be less volatile than a fund investing in growth stocks.
Value investors face the risk that the market will not recognize a security’s intrinsic worth for a long time, or that a stock judged to be undervalued may actually be appropriately priced. Stocks of small companies are subject to more erratic price movements than larger-company stocks. These companies often have limited product lines, markets, or financial resources and their management teams may lack depth and experience.
**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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