Skyrocketing oil prices have undermined numerous sectors within America’s economy, but the expensive price of crude oil has also helped T. Rowe Price’s $1.6 billion New Era Fund and a number of other natural resources funds outperform the flagging Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, Bloomberg News reports.

Record-high oil prices have fueled the fund’s performance to an 8.2% average five-year return while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has lost 2.8% during the same period. The fund, which is required to invest two-thirds of its assets in natural resources, ranks No. 10 out of 24 natural resources funds tracked by Bloomberg.

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