T. Rowe Price Spectrum Income Fund (RPSIX)
Ticker Symbol:
RPSIX
Fund Status:
Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  December
Morningstar Category  Multisector Bond
Inception Date 06/29/1990
Tax ID 52-1687817
Investment Objective
The fund seeks a high level of current income with moderate share price fluctuation.
Strategy
Invests in a diversified group of underlying T. Rowe Price domestic bond funds, foreign bond funds, a money market fund and an income-oriented stock fund.
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The Spectrum Income Fund offers a highly diversified approach to income investing. This can help reduce risk because poor performance in one of the fund's investments can be offset by better performance in other areas. The fund's underlying holdings should provide the potential for a high level of current income and the potential for attractive long-term returns with moderate risk. The fund can serve as a bond fund core holding and can be used to diversify an equity portfolio.

The fund's risks will directly correspond to the risks of the underlying funds in which it invests. By investing in many underlying funds, the fund has partial exposure to the risks of many different areas of the market. However, the selection of the underlying funds and the allocation of the fund's assets among the various asset classes and market sectors could cause the fund to underperform other funds with a similar investment objective.
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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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