Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month 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
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 12/31/2019

Month 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
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 12/31/2019

Month 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
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 12/31/2019 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 23.86 32.76 32.32
Standard Deviation (FTSE Gold Mines Index) 23.95 36.07 33.68
Beta 0.92 0.86 0.91
Sharpe Ratio 0.26 0.24 -0.13
Information Ratio -0.46 -0.32 0.00
Tracking Error 9.63 11.36 11.03

ADDITIONAL RISK STATISTICSAs of 12/31/2019 (updated monthly)

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Beta Bull 1.19 0.93 0.91
Beta Bear 0.83 0.85 0.86
Bull Bear Capture Ratio 0.82 0.82 0.92
% of Positive Months 44.44 45.00 45.00
Gains/Losses 1.41 1.40 1.04
Maximum Drawdown
35.95 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 12/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.92
Sharpe Ratio 0.26
Standard Deviation 23.86

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