The fund seeks to provide long-term capital growth.
The U.S. Large Cap Core Fund uses fundamental, bottom-up research and takes a core approach to stock selection, which includes both growth and value styles of investing. Because the fund has the flexibility to look for stocks with either growth or value characteristics, stocks will be selected that we believe have the most favorable combination of company fundamentals, earnings potential and valuation.
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The fund can invest in both growth and value stocks.
Growth stocks tend to perform particularly well when markets are rising and investors are looking for rapidly growing companies. On the other hand, value stocks can help reduce portfolio volatility since they may outperform the overall market when prices fall. Buying value-oriented stocks that are currently out of favor or misunderstood can lead to significant gains when other investors recognize the stockís real value.
Stocks with growth characteristics can have sharp price declines as a result of earnings disappointments. Stocks with value characteristics carry the risk that the market will not recognize their intrinsic value for a long time or that they are actually appropriately priced at a low level. In addition, the fundís fairly concentrated portfolio means poor performance by several fund holdings could affect the fund more than a fund holding a larger number of companies.
**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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