Franklin Natural Resources 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 06/05/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -41.15 -16.82 -14.01 -7.26 3.93
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -41.15 -16.82 -14.01 -7.26 3.93
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) -28.20 -10.33 -8.95 -2.55
S&P 500 Index (%) 0.86 9.04 9.12 11.69 9.10
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 06/05/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -54.20 -24.77 -16.50 -9.32 2.88
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -54.20 -24.77 -16.50 -9.32 2.88
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) -43.21 -18.03 -11.90 -4.35
S&P 500 Index (%) -6.98 5.10 6.72 10.53 8.60

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 -41.41 -17.21 -14.34 -7.55
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -23.99 -12.03 -9.68 -4.89
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -41.41 -17.21 -14.34 -7.55
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -23.99 -12.03 -9.68 -4.89
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -54.40 -25.12 -16.83 -9.60
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -31.67 -17.18 -11.12 -6.03
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -54.40 -25.12 -16.83 -9.60
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -31.67 -17.18 -11.12 -6.03

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 10.23 -23.53 0.54 34.89 -27.64 -19.90 9.87 -4.62 -11.46 30.52
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 10.23 -23.53 0.54 34.89 -27.64 -19.90 9.87 -4.62 -11.46 30.52
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) 17.63 -21.07 1.23 30.87 -24.28 -9.77 16.49 2.20 -7.35 23.88
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 06/05/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -28.47 -37.34 -41.15 -42.46 -52.98 -52.95 161.27
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -28.47 -37.34 -41.15 -42.46 -52.98 -52.95 161.27
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) -22.37 -28.78 -28.20 -27.90 -37.43 -22.79
S&P 500 Index (%) -9.26 -9.29 0.86 29.66 54.74 202.21 775.10
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 06/05/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -51.42 -51.42 -54.20 -57.42 -59.42 -62.40 102.55
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -51.42 -51.42 -54.20 -57.42 -59.42 -62.40 102.55
S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index (%) -43.90 -43.90 -43.21 -44.93 -46.94 -35.88
S&P 500 Index (%) -19.60 -19.60 -6.98 16.11 38.47 172.10 675.66

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

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 35.79 31.58 28.02
Standard Deviation (S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index) 31.02 27.32 23.95
Beta 1.14 1.14 1.15
Sharpe Ratio -0.46 -0.43 -0.23
Information Ratio -0.94 -0.82 -0.78
Tracking Error 6.60 6.05 5.83

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

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Beta Bull 1.10 1.11 1.14
Beta Bear 1.10 1.12 1.14
Bull Bear Capture Ratio 1.01 1.00 0.97
Gains/Losses 0.81 0.81 0.95

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 09/01/2019 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.79%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.79%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

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

Beta 1.14
Sharpe Ratio -0.46
Standard Deviation 35.79

Benchmarks

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

  • S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index
  • S&P 500 Index