The fund seeks the highest total return over time, consistent with an emphasis on both capital growth and income.
Invests in a diversified portfolio typically consisting of approximately 60% stocks, 35% bonds, money market securities, and cash reserves; and 5% alternative investments. The manager can rebalance the investment mix, within defined ranges, based on the economic outlook, interest rates, and financial markets. Effective October 1, 2016, Blackstone Partners Offshore Fund was added as an underlying investment of the T. Rowe Price Personal Strategy Balanced Fund.
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The fund offers long-term capital appreciation potential and income by investing in a combination of stocks, bonds, and money market securities. The common stock portion of the portfolio has the potential to grow faster than inflation over the long term to help protect purchasing power, while the income provided by the bond portion can help cushion changes in stock prices.
Since the majority of the portfolio is invested in stocks, the primary risk is declining share prices; the bond portion will be subject to interest rate and credit risk.
**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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