Josh Spencer  

on March 11, 2015

For the first time since the peak of the dot-com bubble 15 years ago, the Nasdaq Composite Index reached the 5,000 level in early March. But the underpinnings for the technology sector today are much firmer than they were back then.

Preparing for a Rising-Rate Environment in the U.S.

February 19, 2015

T. Rowe Price Strategic Income Fund (PRSNX) Portfolio Manager Steve Huber and his team look for yield potential at home and abroad.

Global Energy Prices May Remain Weak for Some Time

February 12, 2015

The sharp decline in oil prices since the middle of 2014 has been good for many consumers, but it has rattled financial markets amid renewed concerns about global economic growth. The plunge in oil prices has also hurt global oil producers and regions.

Benefit From Our Target Date Retirement Strategies

January 23, 2015

Most people have decades to prepare for retirement, but despite that fact—or perhaps because of it—an uncomfortable truth remains: "Many individuals are unprepared for retirement," says Jerome Clark, portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price Retirement Funds and co-portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price Target Retirement Funds.

Frontier Markets Broaden Investor Choices

December 22, 2014

In recent years, frontier equity markets have been outperforming more well-established emerging markets and even developed international markets. In this interview, based on a three-part podcast series, portfolio manager, Portfolio Manager Oliver Bell discusses what's driving the emergence of these nascent stock markets and where they're headed...

Asset Allocation: Striking the Right Balance

December 22, 2014

Following very strong market returns for much of the year, the Asset Allocation Committee has been moderating allocations to risk assets such as equity and high yield bonds. As we look to 2015 for opportunities that offer a favorable trade-off between risk and return, it is worth noting that valuations are generally less compelling...

U.S. Equity: What to Look for and Avoid

December 19, 2014

Since the current bull market began in 2009, earnings have grown at a faster pace than the overall economy, reflecting the ability of companies to expand profit margins by extracting costs. Going forward, however, the broad outlook for earnings—and thus for U.S. equity performance—will depend much more directly on economic growth.

Flexibility is Key in a Low-Yield Environment

November 25, 2014

T. Rowe Price is a global investor, with a growing number of securities analysts focused on non-U.S. markets, alongside its U.S.-oriented analysts. Since David Eiswert joined T. Rowe Price in 2003, he has had a worldwide focus—first as a technology analyst, then as manager of the Global Technology Fund...

Lessons From a Career in Small-Cap Value

November 25, 2014

Preston Athey Reflects on Career in Small-Cap Value Investing. Preston Athey stepped down as manager of the Small-Cap Value Fund on June 30, 2014, marking a milestone in a career of three and a half decades in the investment management industry.

What to Expect From Fixed Income Markets

October 28, 2014

With the Federal Reserve poised to end asset purchases soon and begin raising short-term rates by mid-2015, the environment for fixed income investors could become more challenging, but the era of historically low yields may persist longer than expected.

Finding Firms With Staying Power Worldwide

September 19, 2014

With a doctorate in aerospace engineering from Stanford University, Ray Mills is no stranger to complex problems. As a portfolio manager, he puts his analytical skills to good use by identifying and investing in foreign companies for the T. Rowe Price Overseas Stock Fund, which he has managed since its inception in 2006.

MuniBonds Make A Comeback

September 19, 2014

The municipal bond market has strongly rebounded this year after suffering a modest loss in 2013 amid concerns about credit crises in Detroit and Puerto Rico and questions revolving around prospective Federal Reserve monetary policy.

Encouraging Signs in Health Care Industry

August 28, 2014

Usually a defensive sector, health care has been a leading performer in recent years. Nevertheless, highflying biotechnology stocks suffered a steep decline earlier this year. Taymour Tamaddon, manager of the Health Sciences Fund, discusses recent trends and the current outlook.

A New Way to Capitalize on Asian Equities

August 28, 2014

T. Rowe Price has opened a second fund focusing on stocks in Asian markets outside of Japan. The new Asia Opportunities Fund has a strong emphasis on lower-risk, higher-quality equities that can deliver long-term growth.

Digging Deeper Into Global Investing

July 25, 2014

Having recovered from the financial crisis, global stock and bond markets are no longer the bargain they once were, but the general economic backdrop and expectations for a pickup in earnings growth remain supportive for further possible gains, says Charles Shriver, manager of the T. Rowe Price Global Allocation Fund, a globally diversified.

European Central Bank Encourages Lending

July 22, 2014

The European Central Bank's (ECB) latest easing measures are bold, but are they enough to alleviate tight financial conditions and achieve the desired level of inflation in the eurozone? Below, Ken Orchard, T. Rowe Price's portfolio manager of European Fixed Income, discusses the new funding facility, targeted longer-term refinancing operations.

Opportunities Emerge Despite Ukraine Woes

June 20, 2014

With the election of a new president in Ukraine and the recent de-escalation of the crisis there, the Russian stock market has soared over the past month. Ulle Adamson, interim manager of the T. Rowe Price Emerging Europe Fund, expects tensions to continue subsiding and says attractive investment opportunities are emerging.

Emerging Market Debt Offers Good Value

June 20, 2014

After significantly underperforming last year, emerging market bonds have rebounded and become a leading fixed income sector this year. Mike Conelius, manager of the Emerging Markets Bond Fund, says fundamentals and the geopolitical environment are improving in emerging markets and that valuations remain relatively attractive.

Is the U.S. Manufacturing Sector Rebooting?

May 23, 2014

In recent years, companies in a range of industries have decided to move production back to North America, reversing a decades-old pattern of outsourcing to China and elsewhere. Many analysts are hopeful that such "in-sourcing" will help drive U.S. economic growth in the coming years, primarily by boosting manufacturing employment.

Interpreting Signals From Markets Overseas

May 23, 2014

The international investment landscape paints a mixed picture, but there are reasons for optimism. A modest economic recovery continues in Europe as concerns about the sovereign debt crisis have abated. However, European markets have performed well, so valuations are not as compelling but remain reasonable.

The Staying Power of High-Quality Stocks

May 20, 2014

A new T. Rowe Price study found: Over the long run, the highest-quality stocks tended to deliver bigger gains relative to the overall market and to the lowest-quality stocks. The highest-quality stocks built up this advantage particularly by doing better than the broad market and the lowest-quality stocks in down markets.

Expanding Your Fixed Income Universe

April 23, 2014

Bonds had their worst year in recent memory last year, with most sectors recording losses. Performance has rebounded in early 2014, but investors remain on guard as the Federal Reserve pulls back on the stimulus that has helped suppress bond yields.

The New Face of Corporate Japan

April 17, 2014

The weaker yen and the recovery in economic activity have provided the ingredients for Japan's recent stock market success. Evidence of a cultural shift within Japanese corporations is inspiring the next wave of confidence in Japan.