T. Rowe Price Financial Services Banks on a Turnaround

This fund is a good way to bet on an economic rebound.

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The rollout of COVID vaccines has raised the prospects of a return to economic normality. That’s good news for financial stocks, which are sensitive to shifts in the economy.

T. Rowe Price Financial Services (PRISX) invests broadly across the sector, in major and regional banks, payment networks, insurers and asset managers. Manager Gabriel Solomon builds his portfolio one stock at a time, digging into each firm’s fundamentals. He invests in companies of all sizes, with a three- to five-year holding period in mind. And he’s on the prowl for bargains: “The fund tends to have a contrarian and deep-value bias,” says Solomon, who works closely with a team of analysts around the globe.

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Nellie S. Huang
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.