Rising Rates? Been There, Done That.

The current low interest rate environment may have your clients concerned about the specter of rising interest rates and how their portfolios might be impacted.

With a flexible and dynamic investment approach, Franklin Income Fund has a track record of strong historical performance, whether interest rates were rising or falling.

FRANKLIN INCOME FUND–ADVISOR CLASS1

A Record of Strong Long-Term Returns in Rising and Declining Interest Rate Environments

August 31, 1948–September 30, 2017

Treasuries, if held to maturity, offer a fixed rate of return and fixed principal value; their interest payments and principal are guaranteed.

Performance data represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may differ from the figures shown. A fund’s investment return and principal value will change with market conditions, and investors may have a gain or a loss when they sell their shares. Please view Franklin Income Fund’s most recent month-end performance and yield information.

Advisor Class shares are only offered to certain eligible investors as stated in the prospectus. They are offered without sales charges or Rule 12b-1 fees. The fund offers multiple share classes, which are subject to different fees and expenses that will affect their performance. Please see the prospectus for details.


Franklin Income Fund seeks to maximize income, while maintaining prospects for capital appreciation over the long term by:

Seeking undervalued securities unconstrained by asset classes or market cycles

Pursuing income across the capital structure of a company using stocks, convertible securities and bonds

Adjusting fund allocations without set proportions based on current market opportunities

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Average Annual Total Returns (for the Periods Ended December 31, 2017)

1-year3-year5-year10-yearSince Inception
(8/31/48)
Advisor Class1 8.62% 5.32% 6.80% 5.71% 10.27%
Class A4          
Without Sales Charge 8.41% 5.14% 6.69% 5.52% 10.21%
With 4.25% Initial Sales Charge 3.91% 3.58% 5.76% 5.08% 10.14%
 
Expense Ratio
Advisor Class 0.46%
Class A 0.61%
30-Day Standardized Yield
As of DECEMBER 31, 20175
Advisor Class 4.05%
Class A 3.73%

Performance data represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may differ from the figures shown. A fund’s investment return and principal value will change with market conditions, and investors may have a gain or a loss when they sell their shares. Please view Franklin Income Fund’s most recent month-end performance and yield information.

Advisor Class shares are only offered to certain eligible investors as stated in the prospectus. They are offered without sales charges or Rule 12b-1 fees. The fund offers multiple share classes, which are subject to different fees and expenses that will affect their performance. Please see the prospectus for details.