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) 46.82 4.89 7.24 -4.62 5.20
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 46.82 4.89 7.24 -4.62 5.20
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 68.68 15.70 13.52 -2.74
S&P 500 Index (%) 0.86 9.04 9.12 11.69 9.97
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -1.39 -7.48 2.57 -6.97 4.54
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -1.39 -7.48 2.57 -6.97 4.54
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 46.82 4.81 6.45 -5.55
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 27.72 3.74 5.28 -3.27
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 46.82 4.81 6.45 -5.55
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 27.72 3.74 5.28 -3.27
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -1.39 -7.55 1.82 -7.87
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -0.82 -5.60 1.69 -4.57
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -1.39 -7.55 1.82 -7.87
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -0.82 -5.60 1.69 -4.57

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 52.07 -17.76 0.33 56.38 -21.94 -9.73 -47.67
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 52.07 -17.76 0.33 56.38 -21.94 -9.73 -47.67
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 42.68 -10.04 10.23 60.72 -20.47 -14.18 -52.25 -14.01 -15.06
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 04/30/2020

Month EndAs of 04/30/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -1.63 46.82 15.40 41.85 -37.72 1,225.70
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -1.63 46.82 15.40 41.85 -37.72 1,225.70
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 16.92 68.68 54.92 88.54 -24.29
S&P 500 Index (%) -9.29 0.86 29.66 54.74 202.21 12,565.97
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -28.84 -1.39 -20.79 13.56 -51.43 858.99
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -28.84 -1.39 -20.79 13.56 -51.43 858.99
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) -16.17 12.06 8.95 50.31 -38.95
S&P 500 Index (%) -19.60 -6.98 16.11 38.47 172.10 11,126.77

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY (MPT) STATISTICSAs of 04/30/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 33.47 37.32 34.77
Standard Deviation (FTSE Gold Mines Index) 32.74 38.52 35.63
Alpha -8.69 -4.76 -2.03
Beta 0.97 0.93 0.93
Sharpe Ratio 0.10 0.16 -0.15
Information Ratio -1.03 -0.58 -0.17
Tracking Error 10.55 10.75 11.20
R-Squared 0.90 0.92 0.90

ADDITIONAL RISK STATISTICSAs of 04/30/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Beta Bull 1.05 0.99 0.95
Beta Bear 1.04 0.87 0.86
Bull Bear Capture Ratio 0.70 0.81 0.89
% of Positive Months 41.67 43.33 43.33
Gains/Losses 1.30 1.35 1.03
Maximum Drawdown
30.68 47.34 76.17

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

Gross Expense Ratio 0.84%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.58%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 04/30/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.97
Sharpe Ratio 0.10
Standard Deviation 33.47

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