T. Rowe Price Equity Income: Long Term Excellence

Consistent, steady performance makes Brian Roger's fund appealing for retirement savings.

Editor's note: This is part of a continuing series of articles looking at the 20 biggest no-load stock funds.

There's nothing like a long-term track record to instill investors' confidence in a fund manager. Steady Brian Rogers has steered T. Rowe Price Equity Income with aplomb since the fund's launch in 1985. In 2006 Roger had another bang-up year: Equity Income returned 19%, beating Standard & Poor's 500-stock index by more than three percentage points.

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Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Andrew Tanzer is an editorial consultant and investment writer. After working as a journalist for 25 years at magazines that included Forbes and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, he served as a senior research analyst and investment writer at a leading New York-based financial advisor. Andrew currently writes for several large hedge and mutual funds, private wealth advisors, and a major bank. He earned a BA in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University, an MS in Journalism from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and holds both CFA and CFP® designations.