T. Rowe Price U.S. Treasury Money Fund (PRTXX)
Ticker Symbol:
Fund Status:
Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
Fund Objective
Quick Stats
Fiscal Year End  May
Inception Date 06/28/1982
Tax ID 52-1252359
Investment Objective
The fund seeks maximum preservation of capital and liquidity and, consistent with these goals, the highest possible current income.
The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in U.S. Treasury securities, which are backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government, and repurchase agreements on such securities. The remainder is invested in other securities backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. The fund will not purchase any security with a maturity of more than 13 months, and its weighted average maturity will not exceed 60 days.
Risk Potential**
Click on the risk spectrum below to view the funds in that category
You could lose money by investing in the Fund. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Fund's sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.

The fund should have little or no credit risk because it invests only in securities backed by the federal government, the most creditworthy issuer of fixed-income instruments, and other investments involving such securities. (Credit risk is the chance that a fund's holding will have their credit ratings downgraded or that their issuers will default, that is, fail to make scheduled interest and principal payments.) There is little risk of principal loss because the fund is managed to maintain a constant $1.00 share price. However, price stability is not guaranteed, and there is no assurance that the fund will avoid principal losses if interest rates rise sharply in a unusually short period.

The fund offers a way to receive monthly income through investment with the highest credit quality, as well as stability of principal and liquidity.
**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.
See Glossary for additional details on all data elements.