Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 39.53 -5.25 2.55 -4.04 4.70
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 39.53 -5.25 2.55 -4.04 4.70
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 39.53 -5.25 2.55 -4.04 4.70
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 39.53 -5.25 2.55 -4.04 4.70
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 52.26 1.72 7.23 -4.01
S&P 500 Index (%) 4.25 13.40 10.84 13.24 10.11

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 39.53 -6.36 1.75 -5.12
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 23.40 -4.44 1.61 -2.73
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 39.53 -6.36 1.75 -5.12
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 23.40 -4.44 1.61 -2.73
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 39.53 -6.36 1.75 -5.12
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 23.40 -4.44 1.61 -2.73
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 39.53 -6.36 1.75 -5.12
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 23.40 -4.44 1.61 -2.73

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -17.89 0.05 56.01 -22.20 -9.96 -47.89 -14.55 -24.64 49.55 70.00
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -17.89 0.05 56.01 -22.20 -9.96 -47.89 -14.55 -24.64 49.55 70.00
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 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 7.88 31.55 39.53 -14.93 13.44 -33.79 909.47
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 7.88 31.55 39.53 -14.93 13.44 -33.79 909.47
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 3 Month YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 7.88 31.55 39.53 -14.93 13.44 -33.79 909.47
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 7.88 31.55 39.53 -14.93 13.44 -33.79 909.47
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 12,702.14

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

3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Standard Deviation (Fund) 24.36 32.31 32.64
Standard Deviation (FTSE Gold Mines Index) 25.09 35.78 34.05
Beta 0.90 0.86 0.91
Sharpe Ratio -0.13 0.18 -0.12
Information Ratio -0.78 -0.54 -0.03
Tracking Error 9.38 11.14 11.02

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 0.68 0.77 0.91
% of Positive Months 41.67 45.00 45.00
Gains/Losses 1.04 1.34 1.04
Maximum Drawdown
36.14 47.57 76.49

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 12/01/2018 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.73%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.73%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 10/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.90
Sharpe Ratio -0.13
Standard Deviation 24.36

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