Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2020

Month 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
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 03/31/2020

Month 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
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 03/31/2020

Month 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
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 03/31/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 25.43 33.63 32.67
Standard Deviation (FTSE Gold Mines Index) 24.13 34.83 33.61
Beta 0.96 0.92 0.92
Sharpe Ratio -0.38 0.03 -0.25
Information Ratio -1.01 -0.59 -0.23
Tracking Error 10.65 10.77 11.28

ADDITIONAL RISK STATISTICSAs of 03/31/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Beta Bull 1.14 0.99 0.92
Beta Bear 1.00 0.87 0.86
Bull Bear Capture Ratio 0.61 0.79 0.87
% of Positive Months 38.89 43.33 43.33
Gains/Losses 0.86 1.20 0.95
Maximum Drawdown
31.46 47.88 76.79

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 03/31/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.96
Sharpe Ratio -0.38
Standard Deviation 25.43

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