T. Rowe Price Balanced Fund (RPBAX)

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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  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.
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.
Investor Profile
Generally, the fund is intended for those seeking a middle-of-the-road approach that emphasizes stocks for their higher capital appreciation potential but retains a significant income component to temper principal volatility. If you are investing for principal stability and liquidity, you should consider a money market fund. The fund can be used in both regular and tax-deferred accounts, such as IRAs.
Risk/Reward Potential*
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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.
* Funds are placed in general risk/return categories based on their 10-year standard deviation (as of December 2015) or, for newer funds, the standard deviation of the types of securities in which they invest. There is no assurance past trends will continue.
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