T. Rowe Price U.S. Treasury Money Fund (PRTXX)
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Fund Status:
Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  May
Inception Date 06/28/1982
Tax ID 52-1252359
Investment Objective
The fund seeks maximum preservation of capital and liquidity and, consistent with these goals, the highest possible current income.
The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in U.S. Treasury securities, which are backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government, and repurchase agreements on such securities. The remainder is invested in other securities backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. The fund will not purchase any security with a maturity of more than 13 months, and its weighted average maturity will not exceed 60 days.
Risk/Reward Potential*
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You could lose money by investing in the Fund. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Fund's sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.

The fund should have little or no credit risk because it invests only in securities backed by the federal government, the most creditworthy issuer of fixed-income instruments, and other investments involving such securities. (Credit risk is the chance that a fund's holding will have their credit ratings downgraded or that their issuers will default, that is, fail to make scheduled interest and principal payments.) There is little risk of principal loss because the fund is managed to maintain a constant $1.00 share price. However, price stability is not guaranteed, and there is no assurance that the fund will avoid principal losses if interest rates rise sharply in a unusually short period.

The fund offers a way to receive monthly income through investment with the highest credit quality, as well as stability of principal and liquidity.
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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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