T. Rowe Price GNMA Fund (PRGMX)
Ticker Symbol:
PRGMX
Fund Status:
Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  May
Morningstar Category  Intermediate Government
Inception Date 11/26/1985
Tax ID 52-1426953
Investment Objective
The fund seeks high current income consistent with high overall credit quality and moderate price fluctuation by investing at least 80% of its total assets in Government National Mortgage Association securities backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.
Strategy
The fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in mortgage-backed securities issued by the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These securities represent “pools” of mortgage loans that are guaranteed either by the Federal Housing Administration or the Veterans Administration.
Risk Potential**
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All investments are subject to market risk, including the possible loss of principal. Fixed income securities are subject to credit risk, liquidity risk, call risk and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. The fund is also susceptible to prepayment risk, which occurs when homeowners pay off their loans early. An investment in the fund is not insured or guaranteed by the U.S. government.
**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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