T. Rowe Price Balanced Fund (RPBAX)

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Ticker Symbol:
RPBAX
Fund Status:
Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  December
Morningstar Category  Allocation--50% to 70% Equity
Inception Date 12/31/1939
Tax ID 52-1725684
Investment Objective
The fund seeks to provide capital growth, current income, and preservation of capital through a portfolio of stocks and fixed-income securities.
Strategy
The fund normally invests approximately 65% of total assets in U.S. and foreign common stocks and 35% in fixed-income securities. At least 25% of total assets will be invested in senior fixed-income securities.
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The fund offers a way to balance the potential capital appreciation of common stocks with the income and relative stability of bonds over the long term. It should be less volatile than an all-stock fund, since prices of stocks and bonds may respond differently to changes in economic conditions and interest rate levels.

Stock prices can fall because of weakness in the broad market, a particular industry, or specific holdings. Bonds may decline in response to rising interest rates, a credit rating downgrade, or failure of the issuer to make timely payments of interest or principal. Foreign investments are subject to additional risks, including potentially adverse political and economic developments overseas, greater volatility, less liquidity, and the possibility that foreign currencies will decline against the dollar.
* 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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