The fund seeks long-term growth of capital through investments in the common stocks of non-U.S. companies.
Invests substantially all of its assets in the stocks of large companies outside of the U.S., and diversifies broadly among developed and, to a lesser extent, emerging countries. The fund seeks to select stocks with a favorable combination of company fundamentals and valuation.
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The Overseas Stock Fund seeks long-term capital growth by investing in the common stocks of companies outside the U.S. The fund has the flexibility to search out particularly promising stock opportunities wherever they may be. Stocks will be selected that in our view have the most favorable combination of company fundamentals and valuation. The fund’s broad diversification can help reduce its volatility.
The fund has a relatively moderate risk profile due to its broadly diversified portfolio of established companies. Of course, investing overseas holds special risks—political uncertainty, unfavorable currency exchange rates, and to a lesser degree, market illiquidity—which will cause the value of this fund to fluctuate more than that of a similar domestic fund. However, the fund’s flexibility to invest throughout the international marketplace can help reduce volatility relative to funds that concentrate on a particular region or country.
**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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