2 Top-Tier T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds for 2021

T. Rowe Price's mutual funds typically stand out among their peers, but these two selections provide elite equity and bond exposure for this point in time.

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If you've made even the smallest of efforts to research high-quality, low-cost fund products, chances are good that you've run across at least a few T. Rowe Price mutual funds.

T. Rowe's association with affordable but adept investing goes back several decades to 1937, when Thomas Rowe Price founded his investment company on a "reputation for the highest character and the soundest investment philosophy."

Today, T. Rowe Price is known for their no-load mutual funds, which have grown in count to nearly 140. Many of these are actively managed portfolios with below-average expenses and above-average returns.

To get an idea of the quality of these mutual fund offerings, 70% of the firm's equity and fixed-income funds earn a four- or five-star rating with independent research firm CFRA. These ratings are based upon their forward-looking risk, reward and cost analysis.

But recently, Todd Rosenbluth, CFRA's Head of ETF & Mutual Fund Research, has put the spotlight on a pair of T. Rowe Price mutual funds he considers at the top of the firm's product offerings. Let's take a look.

Data is as of Feb. 23.

Kent Thune
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Kent Thune, CFP, is a financial professional that helps individuals and businesses achieve their goals through a variety of delivery methods, including investment advice, financial planning and writing.