T. Rowe Price Communications & Technology Fund (PRMTX)

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Ticker Symbol:
Fund Status:
Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Formerly T. Rowe Price Media & Telecommunications Fund
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  December
Morningstar Category  Communications
Inception Date 10/13/1993
Tax ID 52-1840883
Investment Objective
The fund seeks to provide long-term capital growth.
The fund will normally invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of communications and technology companies. The fund may hold stocks of either U.S. or non-U.S. companies. These companies can be involved in a variety of industries, including, but not limited to, Internet-related industries such as e-commerce and digital products and services; media, including publishing, advertising, broadcasting, and cable and satellite TV; movies and entertainment; telecommunication and wireless telecommunication services; computer hardware, software, and networking services; and components and equipment.
Risk Potential**
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All investments are subject to market risk, including possible loss of principal. Media and telecommunications companies are subject to the risks of rapid obsolescence, lack of investor or consumer acceptance, lack of standardization or compatibility with existing technologies, an unfavorable regulatory environment, intense competition, and a dependency on patent and copyright protection. Due to its concentration on specific industries, and exposure to mid-caps and foreign securities, the fund's share price could be more volatile than that of a fund with a broader investment mandate. International investments can be riskier than U.S. investments due to the adverse effects of currency exchange rates, differences in market structure and liquidity, as well as specific country, regional and economic developments.
**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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