Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 06/30/2019

Month EndAs of 08/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 54.03 -0.76 0.22 -2.19 4.71
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 45.56 -2.61 -0.91 -2.75 4.60
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 68.18 6.67 4.87 -1.88
S&P 500 Index (%) 2.92 12.71 10.12 13.45 10.09
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 11.55 -7.73 -3.60 -3.19 4.38
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 5.39 -9.45 -4.69 -3.74 4.26
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 19.94 -1.87 2.32 -3.07
S&P 500 Index (%) 10.42 14.20 10.71 14.70 10.13

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -18.11 -0.12 55.61 -22.41 -10.16 -48.03 -14.78 -24.84 49.21 69.56
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -22.60 -5.86 46.69 -26.89 -15.30 -51.01 -19.69 -29.16 40.62 59.83
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 06/30/2019

Month EndAs of 08/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 44.31 54.03 -2.26 1.11 -19.89 913.95
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 36.35 45.56 -7.62 -4.47 -24.30 858.52
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 45.03 68.18 21.37 26.86 -17.26
S&P 500 Index (%) 18.34 2.92 43.15 61.89 253.08 12,467.01
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 21.81 11.55 -21.45 -16.76 -27.69 755.81
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 15.08 5.39 -25.76 -21.35 -31.67 709.02
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 25.27 19.94 -5.50 12.18 -26.81
S&P 500 Index (%) 18.54 10.42 48.89 66.33 294.16 12,488.36

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 06/30/2019

Month EndAs of 08/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 54.03 -1.94 -0.56 -3.30
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 31.99 -1.15 -0.20 -1.47
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 45.56 -3.77 -1.68 -3.85
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 26.97 -2.53 -1.05 -1.87
Quarter EndAs of 06/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 11.56 -8.83 -4.35 -4.29
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 6.84 -6.23 -2.99 -2.03
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 5.39 -10.53 -5.43 -4.83
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 3.19 -7.47 -3.78 -2.42

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 12/01/2018 (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 08/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.91
Sharpe Ratio -0.09
Standard Deviation 24.26

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