Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 02/29/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 17.09 -2.27 2.80 -5.61 2.74
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 16.09 -2.27 2.80 -5.61 2.74
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 25.05 5.95 7.23 -3.70
S&P 500 Index (%) 8.19 9.87 9.23 12.65 9.37
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 50.42 6.60 7.58 -4.67 3.38
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 49.42 6.60 7.58 -4.67 3.38
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 42.68 12.27 12.58 -3.46
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 15.28 11.70 13.56 9.82

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 50.42 -18.70 -0.96 54.47 -22.98 -10.79 -48.42 -15.40 -25.40 48.09
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 49.42 -19.52 -1.95 53.47 -23.75 -11.68 -48.93 -16.23 -26.11 47.09
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 02/29/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -13.77 17.09 -6.66 14.81 -43.83 95.83
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -14.63 16.09 -6.66 14.81 -43.83 95.83
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) -7.68 25.05 18.93 41.82 -31.42
S&P 500 Index (%) -8.27 8.19 32.62 55.49 229.18 824.95
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/01/1995
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 50.42 50.42 21.12 44.10 -38.02 127.10
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 49.42 49.42 21.12 44.10 -38.02 127.10
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 42.68 42.68 41.48 80.84 -29.68
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 31.49 53.17 73.86 256.66 908.32

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 02/29/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 17.09 -2.26 2.09 -6.43
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 10.12 -1.71 1.83 -3.73
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 16.09 -2.26 2.09 -6.43
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 9.52 -1.71 1.83 -3.73
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 50.43 6.61 6.84 -5.50
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 29.85 5.11 5.58 -3.21
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 49.43 6.61 6.84 -5.50
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 29.26 5.11 5.58 -3.21

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

Gross Expense Ratio 1.73%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 1.73%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 02/29/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.91
Sharpe Ratio -0.17
Standard Deviation 23.33

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