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Strongly Rated Franklin Templeton Funds According to Morningstar®

The following 10 funds (Class A) received a 4- or 5-star overall rating from Morningstar®.

Morningstar Ratings measure risk-adjusted returns. The Overall Morningstar Rating™ for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) rating metrics. Some of the funds listed below may have experienced negative returns over the past one- and/or five-year periods. For standardized and most recent month-end performance, click on the fund name. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

As of August 31, 2015 (updated monthly)
Fund Morningstar Rating 1 Morningstar
Rating Category
Number of Funds
in Category
Overall 3 Yrs 5 Yrs 10 Yrs 3 Yrs 5 Yrs 10 Yrs
Franklin California High Yield Municipal Fund - Class A 3 5 5 Muni California Long 117 109 91
Franklin California Intermediate-Term Tax-Free Income Fund - Class A 3 4 4 Muni California Intermediat 68 67 53
Franklin Focused Core Equity Fund - Class A 5 3 Large Blend 1388 1225
Franklin International Small Cap Growth Fund - Class A 4 4 4 Foreign Small/Mid Blend 72 61 24
Franklin Mutual European Fund - Class A 3 3 5 Europe Stock 85 78 63
Franklin Mutual Financial Services Fund - Class A 3 3 4 Financial 92 85 68
Franklin Mutual Global Discovery Fund - Class A 2 2 5 World Stock 986 736 386
Templeton Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund - Class A 5 4 Diversified Emerging Mkts 552 365
Templeton Global Bond Fund - Class A 3 3 5 World Bond 310 235 137
Templeton Global Total Return Fund - Class A 3 4 World Bond 310 235

Important Legal Information

Effective June 30, 2014, some of our fund names have changed. Click here for additional information.

All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Generally, those offering potential for higher returns are accompanied by a higher degree of risk. Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market conditions. Bond prices are affected by interest rate changes. Bond prices, and thus a bond fund's share price, generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. As the price of bonds in a fund adjusts to a rise in interest rates, the fund's share price may decline. High-yield, lower-rated ("junk") bonds generally have greater price swings and higher default risks. Foreign investing, especially in developing markets, has additional risks such as currency and market volatility and political or social instability. For tax-free income funds, the alternative minimum tax may apply. These and other risks pertaining to specific funds, such as those involving investments in specialized industry sectors or use of complex securities, are discussed in each fund's prospectus. By clicking on the fund name, you will be taken to a more detailed fund information page which includes main investments and risks.

For more information on any of our funds, contact your financial advisor or download a free prospectus. Investors should carefully consider a fund's investment goals, risks, sales charges and expenses before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.


  1. Source: Morningstar®. For each fund with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of all sales charges), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receives a Morningstar RatingTM of 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund and rated separately.) Morningstar RatingTM is for Class A shares only; other classes may have different performance characteristics 2012 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

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