Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2020

Month EndAs of 05/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 63.34 9.69 9.32 -3.62 4.94
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 54.39 7.64 8.09 -4.16 4.83
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 64.83 16.10 14.72 -2.34
S&P 500 Index (%) 12.84 10.23 9.86 13.15 10.05
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -1.71 -7.85 2.11 -7.42 4.06
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -7.12 -9.56 0.96 -7.94 3.94
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 12.06 2.90 8.49 -4.81
S&P 500 Index (%) -6.98 5.10 6.72 10.53 9.73

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 51.48 -18.11 -0.12 55.61 -22.41 -10.16 -48.03 -14.78 -24.84 49.21
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 43.12 -22.60 -5.86 46.69 -26.89 -15.30 -51.01 -19.69 -29.16 40.62
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 42.68 -10.04 10.23 60.72 -20.47 -14.18 -52.25 -14.01 -15.06 29.93
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2020

Month EndAs of 05/31/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 10.18 63.34 31.98 56.12 -30.84 1,072.63
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 4.13 54.39 24.71 47.55 -34.64 1,008.53
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 19.18 64.83 56.51 98.75 -21.12
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.97 12.84 33.95 60.05 244.08 13,169.23
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -28.89 -1.71 -21.74 10.98 -53.73 656.77
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -32.80 -7.12 -26.03 4.89 -56.27 615.40
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) -16.17 12.06 8.95 50.31 -38.95
S&P 500 Index (%) -19.60 -6.98 16.11 38.47 172.10 11,126.77

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2020

Month EndAs of 05/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 63.34 9.66 8.53 -4.53
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 37.50 7.53 6.94 -2.61
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 54.39 7.61 7.31 -5.06
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 32.20 5.91 5.95 -2.99
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -1.71 -7.87 1.37 -8.29
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -1.01 -5.86 1.33 -4.81
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -7.12 -9.59 0.23 -8.80
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -4.21 -7.10 0.45 -5.13

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 12/01/2019 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.98%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.98%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.50%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 06/30/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.98
Sharpe Ratio 0.33
Standard Deviation 34.28

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