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 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 45.23 3.69 5.96 -5.79 3.25
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 44.23 3.69 5.96 -5.79 3.25
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -2.48 -8.54 1.34 -8.11 1.93
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -3.46 -8.54 1.34 -8.11 1.93
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 12.06 2.90 8.49 -4.81
S&P 500 Index (%) -6.98 5.10 6.72 10.53 8.76

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 45.23 3.70 5.23 -6.61
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 26.78 2.85 4.29 -3.94
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 44.23 3.70 5.23 -6.61
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 26.19 2.85 4.29 -3.94
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -2.48 -8.53 0.64 -8.91
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -1.47 -6.35 0.75 -5.18
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -3.46 -8.53 0.64 -8.91
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -2.05 -6.35 0.75 -5.18

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 50.42 -18.70 -0.96 54.47 -22.98 -10.79 -48.42 -15.40 -25.40 48.09
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 49.42 -19.52 -1.95 53.47 -23.75 -11.68 -48.93 -16.23 -26.11 47.09
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 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 0.23 -1.98 45.23 11.49 33.56 -44.91 122.61
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -0.77 -2.96 44.23 11.49 33.56 -44.91 122.61
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -29.06 -29.06 -2.48 -23.49 6.86 -57.07 61.10
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -29.77 -29.77 -3.46 -23.49 6.86 -57.07 61.10
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 38.47 172.10 710.71

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

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 33.99 37.60 34.92
Standard Deviation (FTSE Gold Mines Index) 32.73 38.45 35.62
Beta 0.97 0.93 0.93
Sharpe Ratio 0.21 0.20 -0.14
Information Ratio -0.60 -0.53 -0.17
Tracking Error 12.08 11.66 11.65

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 0.80 0.83 0.90
Gains/Losses 1.43 1.38 1.03

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

Gross Expense Ratio 1.73%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 1.73%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
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 0.21
Standard Deviation 33.99

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