The fund seeks to provide long-term growth through a combination of capital appreciation and current income.
To invest at least 80% of net assets in the equity securities of real estate companies. The fund's definition of real estate companies is broad and includes those with a minimum of 50% of revenues or profits derived from, or assets committed to, real estate activities. Up to 20% of fund assets may be invested in companies deriving a substantial portion of revenues or profits from servicing real estate firms, as well as in companies unrelated to the real estate business. The fund can invest up to 25% of its total assets in foreign securities.
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This fund offers long-term capital growth potential through a combination of appreciation and current income. This fund is widely diversified within the real estate universe and could complement a stock and bond portfolio because real estate does not closely track the performance of the broad markets. The fund also invests in many companies that pay dividends, which are always a positive component of total return.
Due to its concentration in the real estate industry, the fundís share price could be more volatile than that of a fund with a broader investment mandate. Trends perceived to be unfavorable to real estate, such as changes in the tax laws or rising interest rates, could cause a decline in share prices.
**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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