Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 04/30/2020

Month EndAs of 04/30/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 46.21 4.46 6.74 -5.09 4.71
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 38.18 2.51 5.54 -5.62 4.60
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -1.71 -7.85 2.11 -7.42 4.06
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -7.12 -9.56 0.96 -7.94 3.94
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 12.06 2.90 8.49 -4.81
S&P 500 Index (%) -6.98 5.10 6.72 10.53 9.73

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 04/30/2020

Month EndAs of 04/30/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 46.21 4.43 5.98 -5.98
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 27.36 3.43 4.89 -3.54
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 38.18 2.48 4.78 -6.51
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 22.60 1.92 3.93 -3.89
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -1.71 -7.87 1.37 -8.29
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -1.01 -5.86 1.33 -4.81
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -7.12 -9.59 0.23 -8.80
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -4.21 -7.10 0.45 -5.13

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 51.48 -18.11 -0.12 55.61 -22.41 -10.16 -48.03 -14.78 -24.84 49.21
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 43.12 -22.60 -5.86 46.69 -26.89 -15.30 -51.01 -19.69 -29.16 40.62
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 42.68 -10.04 10.23 60.72 -20.47 -14.18 -52.25 -14.01 -15.06 29.93
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 04/30/2020

Month EndAs of 04/30/2020 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 0.42 -1.75 46.21 13.99 38.57 -40.68 945.68
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -5.11 -7.14 38.18 7.71 30.92 -43.94 888.52
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -28.89 -28.89 -1.71 -21.74 10.98 -53.73 656.77
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -32.80 -32.80 -7.12 -26.03 4.89 -56.27 615.40
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) -16.17 -16.17 12.06 8.95 50.31 -38.95
S&P 500 Index (%) -19.60 -19.60 -6.98 16.11 38.47 172.10 11,126.77

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY (MPT) STATISTICSAs of 05/31/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 33.97 37.60 34.93
Standard Deviation (FTSE Gold Mines Index) 32.73 38.45 35.62
Beta 0.97 0.93 0.93
Sharpe Ratio 0.24 0.22 -0.12
Information Ratio -0.53 -0.46 -0.11
Tracking Error 12.12 11.70 11.66

ADDITIONAL RISK STATISTICSAs of 05/31/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Beta Bull 1.00 0.97 0.93
Beta Bear 1.04 0.86 0.86
Bull Bear Capture Ratio 0.82 0.84 0.92
Gains/Losses 1.46 1.41 1.05

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 12/01/2019 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.98%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.98%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.50%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 05/31/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.97
Sharpe Ratio 0.24
Standard Deviation 33.97

Benchmarks

A benchmark is a comparable broad-based index that can be used to evaluate a fund's performance.

  • FTSE Gold Mines Index
  • S&P 500 Index