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) 46.69 4.73 7.02 -4.85 4.90
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 46.69 4.73 7.02 -4.85 4.90
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -1.47 -7.61 2.36 -7.19 4.25
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -1.47 -7.61 2.36 -7.19 4.25
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 46.69 4.67 6.26 -5.74
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 27.64 3.63 5.12 -3.40
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 46.69 4.67 6.26 -5.74
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 27.64 3.63 5.12 -3.40
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -1.47 -7.66 1.63 -8.06
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -0.87 -5.69 1.53 -4.69
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -1.47 -7.66 1.63 -8.06
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -0.87 -5.69 1.53 -4.69

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 51.87 -17.89 0.05 56.01 -22.20 -9.96 -47.89 -14.55 -24.64 49.55
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 51.87 -17.89 0.05 56.01 -22.20 -9.96 -47.89 -14.55 -24.64 49.55
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) 0.49 -1.64 46.69 14.87 40.38 -39.16 1,046.28
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 0.49 -1.64 46.69 14.87 40.38 -39.16 1,046.28
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) -28.84 -28.84 -1.47 -21.13 12.35 -52.56 729.31
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -28.84 -28.84 -1.47 -21.13 12.35 -52.56 729.31
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 37.61 34.94
Standard Deviation (FTSE Gold Mines Index) 32.73 38.45 35.62
Beta 0.97 0.93 0.93
Sharpe Ratio 0.24 0.23 -0.11
Information Ratio -0.51 -0.44 -0.09
Tracking Error 12.09 11.65 11.64

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 0.83 0.85 0.92
Gains/Losses 1.47 1.41 1.06

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

Gross Expense Ratio 0.73%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.73%
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 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