Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 02/29/2020

Month EndAs of 02/29/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 18.41 -1.13 4.06 -4.44 4.95
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 18.41 -1.13 4.06 -4.44 4.95
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 25.05 5.95 7.23 -3.70
S&P 500 Index (%) 8.19 9.87 9.23 12.65 10.03
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 52.07 7.86 8.90 -3.49 5.27
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 52.07 7.86 8.90 -3.49 5.27
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 42.68 12.27 12.58 -3.46
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 15.28 11.70 13.56 10.25

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 02/29/2020

Month EndAs of 02/29/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 18.41 -1.21 3.29 -5.36
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 10.90 -0.88 2.79 -3.05
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 18.41 -1.21 3.29 -5.36
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 10.90 -0.88 2.79 -3.05
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 52.07 7.77 8.10 -4.43
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 30.83 6.06 6.61 -2.50
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 52.07 7.77 8.10 -4.43
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 30.83 6.06 6.61 -2.50

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 02/29/2020

Month EndAs of 02/29/2020 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -2.48 -13.58 18.41 -3.35 22.00 -36.48 1,064.58
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -2.48 -13.58 18.41 -3.35 22.00 -36.48 1,064.58
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 1.64 -7.68 25.05 18.93 41.82 -31.42
S&P 500 Index (%) -5.50 -8.27 8.19 32.62 55.49 229.18 12,708.82
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 15.52 52.07 52.07 25.47 53.17 -29.92 1,247.61
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 15.52 52.07 52.07 25.47 53.17 -29.92 1,247.61
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 8.79 42.68 42.68 41.48 80.84 -29.68
S&P 500 Index (%) 9.07 31.49 31.49 53.17 73.86 256.66 13,863.30

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY (MPT) STATISTICSAs of 02/29/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 23.36 33.10 32.30
Standard Deviation (FTSE Gold Mines Index) 23.48 35.20 33.49
Beta 0.91 0.90 0.91
Sharpe Ratio -0.12 0.09 -0.16
Information Ratio -0.73 -0.31 -0.07
Tracking Error 9.73 10.23 11.13

ADDITIONAL RISK STATISTICSAs of 02/29/2020 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Beta Bull 1.15 0.99 0.91
Beta Bear 0.87 0.83 0.85
Bull Bear Capture Ratio 0.69 0.83 0.91
% of Positive Months 41.67 43.33 44.17
Gains/Losses 1.05 1.25 1.01
Maximum Drawdown
34.53 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 02/29/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.91
Sharpe Ratio -0.12
Standard Deviation 23.36

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