T. Rowe Price High Yield Fund (PRHYX)
Ticker Symbol:
PRHYX
Fund Status:
Closed to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Closed to new Retail Investors as of April 27, 2012 at 4pm EST
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  May
Morningstar Category  High Yield Bond
Inception Date 12/31/1984
Tax ID 52-1371712
Investment Objective
The fund seeks high current income and, secondarily, capital appreciation.
Strategy
The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in a broadly diversified portfolio of high yield corporate bonds, often referred to as “junk” bonds, as well as income-producing convertible securities and preferred stocks that are below investment grade. The fund may purchase securities of any maturity and its weighted average maturity will vary with market conditions.
Risk Potential**
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All investments are subject to market risk, including the possible loss of principal. The fund is subject to the risks of fixed-income investing, including interest rate risk and credit risk. Interest rate risk is the decline in bond prices that accompanies a rise in the overall level of interest rates. Credit risk is the chance that any of the fund's holdings will have their credit ratings downgraded or will default (fail to make scheduled interest or principal payments), potentially reducing the fund's income level and share price. Because a significant portion of the fund’s investments may be rated below investment grade, the fund is exposed to greater volatility and credit risk than if it invested mainly in investment-grade bonds. High yield bond and loan issuers are usually not as strong financially as investment-grade bond issuers and, therefore, are more likely to suffer an adverse change in financial condition that would result in the inability to meet a financial obligation. Accordingly, securities and loans involving such companies carry a higher risk of default and should be considered speculative.
**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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