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Ed Perks: A Value-Oriented Approach, Even in Volatile Markets

Aug 14, 2015

Featuring:  Ed Perks, PM, Franklin Income Fund, CIO, Franklin Equity Group

  • When we see markets move in the ways that we have seen this year, that’s when, by focusing on the disciplined approach and process that we have, really trying to leverage the insights from our team across the broader asset classes that we can invest in, that’s when we have been able to uncover some attractive opportunities.
  • That’s really where our focus is: to continue to drive to find attractive income and those securities that we think can offer capital appreciation over time.
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Franklin Income Fund
All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
The fund’s share price and yield will be affected by interest rate movements. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as the prices of bonds in the fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund’s share price may decline. Changes in the financial strength of a bond issuer or in a bond’s credit rating may affect its value. The fund’s portfolio includes a substantial portion of higher-yielding, lower-rated corporate bonds because of the relatively higher yields they offer. Floating-rate loans are lower-rated, higher-yielding instruments, which are subject to increased risk of default and can potentially result in loss of principal. These securities carry a greater degree of credit risk relative to investment-grade securities. Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market conditions. Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments. These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

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