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) 51.48 7.40 8.39 -3.96 4.78
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 43.12 5.39 7.16 -4.50 4.67
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) 51.48 7.40 8.39 -3.96 4.78
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 43.12 5.39 7.16 -4.50 4.67
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

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 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 12/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 51.48 51.48 23.89 49.59 -33.25 964.29
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 43.12 43.12 17.06 41.32 -36.91 906.11
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 42.68 42.68 41.48 80.84 -29.68
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 31.49 53.17 73.86 256.66 13,863.30
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 51.48 51.48 23.89 49.59 -33.25 964.29
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 43.12 43.12 17.06 41.32 -36.91 906.11
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 42.68 42.68 41.48 80.84 -29.68
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 31.49 53.17 73.86 256.66 13,863.30

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 51.48 7.37 7.61 -4.86
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 30.48 5.73 6.21 -2.78
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 43.12 5.36 6.39 -5.40
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 25.53 4.15 5.22 -3.15
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 51.48 7.37 7.61 -4.86
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 30.48 5.73 6.21 -2.78
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 43.12 5.36 6.39 -5.40
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 25.53 4.15 5.22 -3.15

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 12/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.91
Sharpe Ratio 0.24
Standard Deviation 23.84

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