Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 10/31/2019

Month EndAs of 10/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 46.55 -2.70 5.70 -4.44 2.96
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 45.55 -2.70 5.70 -4.44 2.96
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 53.00 5.62 12.80 -3.19
S&P 500 Index (%) 14.33 14.92 10.78 13.70 9.60
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 38.19 -6.20 1.55 -4.99 2.82
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 37.19 -6.20 1.55 -4.99 2.82
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 52.26 1.72 7.23 -4.01
S&P 500 Index (%) 4.25 13.40 10.84 13.24 9.54

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 10/31/2019

Month EndAs of 10/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 46.55 -3.81 4.98 -5.44
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 27.56 -2.55 4.11 -2.93
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 45.55 -3.81 4.98 -5.44
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 26.97 -2.55 4.11 -2.93
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 38.18 -7.28 0.85 -5.99
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 22.61 -5.12 0.88 -3.28
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 37.18 -7.28 0.85 -5.99
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 22.01 -5.12 0.88 -3.28

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -18.70 -0.96 54.47 -22.98 -10.79 -48.42 -15.40 -25.40 48.09 68.27
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -19.52 -1.95 53.47 -23.75 -11.68 -48.93 -16.23 -26.11 47.09 67.27
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) -10.04 10.23 60.72 -20.47 -14.18 -52.25 -14.01 -15.06 29.93 30.50
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06 26.46

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 10/31/2019

Month EndAs of 10/31/2019 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 4.53 35.23 46.55 -7.89 31.93 -36.47 104.16
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 3.53 34.23 45.55 -7.89 31.93 -36.47 104.16
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 4.96 36.41 53.00 17.82 82.60 -27.69
S&P 500 Index (%) 2.43 23.16 14.33 51.73 66.81 260.96 844.49
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 7.55 30.56 38.19 -17.48 7.98 -40.08 97.11
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 6.55 29.56 37.19 -17.48 7.98 -40.08 97.11
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 4.69 31.15 52.26 5.26 41.78 -33.57
S&P 500 Index (%) 1.70 20.55 4.25 45.80 67.27 246.74 824.47

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY (MPT) STATISTICSAs of 10/31/2019 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 24.37 32.29 32.60
Standard Deviation (FTSE Gold Mines Index) 25.09 35.78 34.05
Beta 0.90 0.86 0.91
Sharpe Ratio -0.18 0.15 -0.15
Information Ratio -0.89 -0.64 -0.11
Tracking Error 9.37 11.16 11.03

ADDITIONAL RISK STATISTICSAs of 10/31/2019 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Beta Bull 1.17 0.93 0.92
Beta Bear 0.88 0.85 0.85
Bull Bear Capture Ratio 0.65 0.75 0.89
% of Positive Months 41.67 45.00 45.00
Gains/Losses 1.01 1.30 1.02
Maximum Drawdown
37.35 48.80 77.63

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 12/01/2018 (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 10/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.90
Sharpe Ratio -0.18
Standard Deviation 24.37

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