Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 05/31/2020

Month EndAs of 05/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 62.17 8.87 8.50 -4.33 3.71
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 61.17 8.87 8.50 -4.33 3.71
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 64.83 16.10 14.72 -2.34
S&P 500 Index (%) 12.84 10.23 9.86 13.15 9.43
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 05/31/2020

Month EndAs of 05/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 62.17 8.88 7.76 -5.17
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 36.80 6.90 6.30 -3.04
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 61.17 8.88 7.76 -5.17
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 36.21 6.90 6.30 -3.04
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 05/31/2020

Month EndAs of 05/31/2020 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 27.36 9.82 62.17 29.05 50.38 -35.79 149.40
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 26.36 8.82 61.17 29.05 50.38 -35.79 149.40
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 29.10 19.18 64.83 56.51 98.75 -21.12
S&P 500 Index (%) 3.59 -4.97 12.84 33.95 60.05 244.08 858.20
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 06/30/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 34.30 37.64 35.03
Standard Deviation (FTSE Gold Mines Index) 32.74 38.24 35.66
Beta 0.98 0.94 0.93
Sharpe Ratio 0.30 0.28 -0.12
Information Ratio -0.71 -0.59 -0.13
Tracking Error 11.86 11.59 11.64

ADDITIONAL RISK STATISTICSAs of 06/30/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Beta Bull 1.00 0.97 0.93
Beta Bear 1.01 0.86 0.86
Bull Bear Capture Ratio 0.80 0.83 0.91
Gains/Losses 1.52 1.47 1.05

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 06/30/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.98
Sharpe Ratio 0.30
Standard Deviation 34.30

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