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      Hugh McGuirk  

    on June 20, 2014

    Despite market headwinds last year, munis continue to provide significant advantages to fixed income investors. Municipal bonds issued by state and local governments provide investors with tax-free income and the benefits of diversification—important aspects of a long-term investor's portfolio.

    T. Rowe Price Weekly Market Wrap-Ups

    July 11, 2014

    Review current performance analyses and weekly statistics for stock and bond markets in the U.S. and abroad, including regional and broad-based international indexes and principal currency exchange rates.

    T. Rowe Price Monthly Market Wrap-Ups

    July 11, 2014

    This page provides a recap of last month's key U.S. and international market action, complete with returns for the major averages, a U.S. economic outlook, and timely investment perspectives from T. Rowe Price fund managers.

    T. Rowe Price Quarterly Market Wrap-Ups

    July 11, 2014

    Read what T. Rowe Price managers are saying about U.S. and world market events of the past quarter, quarterly statistics on market indices, and manager perspectives on what lies ahead for investors.

    Indian Elections: A Mandate for Change

    June 18, 2014

    While the finalized results have yet to be confirmed, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition is on course for a record election victory in India. It will be the first time since 1984 that a single party will have gained a majority on its own (more than 272 seats) and, more importantly, the first time since independence in 1947 that India...

    Looking Beyond Emerging Market Headlines

    April 25, 2014

    Emerging markets have faced lagging performance and myriad challenges in recent years, including slowing economies, concerns about China's financial system, reduced liquidity by the U.S. Federal Reserve, and geopolitical tensions.

    Saving for Retirement: What Comes First?

    March 21, 2014

    The order in which you make contributions to a 401(k) and a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA can help you meet your retirement savings goals and provide greater financial flexibility once you retire.

    Emerging Markets Currencies Under Pressure

    February 14, 2014

    T. Rowe Price portfolio managers and analysts are carefully monitoring the volatility in emerging markets currencies, where last year’s selling pressure has intensified in early 2014. The currencies of the emerging markets with the largest current account and fiscal budget deficits have experienced the largest declines.

    What to Expect From Europe in 2014

    February 3, 2014

    Ken Orchard, European portfolio manager, and Ivan Morozov, European sovereign analyst, share their thoughts on the likely themes to emerge and gain prominence over the coming year in Europe. They believe the worst of the European financial crisis is over and do not anticipate a return to the volatile times of 2011-2012.

    Fed Watch Not Limiting Bond Opportunities

    January 28, 2014

    Bond investors have been on edge since May, when Federal Reserve officials hinted at plans to begin reducing or "tapering" the central bank's $85 billion in monthly asset purchases.

    Equities: Valuations Up, Caution Ahead

    January 24, 2014

    Two years ago, the carnage of the 2008-2009 financial crisis had not receded from investors' minds, but economies were slowly mending, corporate balance sheets were strong, consumer saving rates were way up, and Brian Rogers was talking about "irrational exuberance."

    Lessons of the Great Recession

    November 21, 2013

    Review current performance analyses and weekly statistics for stock and bond markets in the U.S. and abroad, including regional and broad-based international indexes and principal currency exchange rates.

    Market Update: Performance, Healthcare and More

    November 19, 2013

    In a recent interview, Andy Brooks, head of U.S. Equity Trading, and T. Rowe Price Chief Economist Alan Levenson discussed the state of the U.S. economy and the financial markets.

    In Volatile Markets, Stay Focused on Your Strategy

    October 21, 2013

    Recent market volatility in response to the federal government shutdown and debt ceiling showdown has naturally unnerved many investors. Some people may elect to make drastic changes to their portfolios to shield themselves from financial losses.

    Q and A on the U.S. Government Debt Ceiling

    October 15, 2013

    The deadline to raise the U.S. government debt ceiling is rapidly approaching, but Congress has not yet agreed to authorize an extension. Breaching the debt ceiling, which may result in a default, could have major ramifications for the government, the economy, and the financial markets.

    Today's Credit Markets: Risks, Rewards, and More

    October 11, 2013

    A little more than five years ago, the U.S. economy and financial markets entered the country's worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Mike Gitlin, head of T. Rowe Price's Fixed Income Division, discusses this historic period with Steve Norwitz.

    Pursuing Opportunities in Emerging Markets

    October 7, 2013

    T. Rowe Price has explored opportunities throughout the developing world since the 1980s. Today, the firm has one of the largest and most experienced teams in the business—investment professionals with deep knowledge of these regions and a "boots on the ground" approach to research.

    A Global Perspective on the Postcrisis Recovery

    October 3, 2013

    Five years after the onset of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, global equity markets have largely recovered despite sluggish economies. Chris Alderson, president of T. Rowe Price International, discusses this historic period with Steve Norwitz.

    Putting the Current Bull Market in Perspective

    September 26, 2013

    Five years after the eruption of the financial crisis, the U.S. stock market has fully recovered, hitting a record high this spring. Brian Rogers, a 31-year veteran with T. Rowe Price and the firm's chairman and chief investment officer, reflects on this historic period with Steve Norwitz.

    Market Update: What's Happened, What's Ahead

    August 26, 2013

    Portfolio Manager Charles Shriver and Chief Economist Alan Levenson weigh in on global stock and bond markets, the economy, interest rates, and more—and offer an outlook for the remainder of 2013.

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