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 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 18.41 -1.13 4.06 -4.44 4.95
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 18.41 -1.13 4.06 -4.44 4.95
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 25.05 5.95 7.23 -3.70
S&P 500 Index (%) 8.19 9.87 9.23 12.65 10.03
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 52.07 7.86 8.90 -3.49 5.27
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 52.07 7.86 8.90 -3.49 5.27
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
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 52.07 -17.76 0.33 56.38 -21.94 -9.73 -47.67
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 52.07 -17.76 0.33 56.38 -21.94 -9.73 -47.67
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 42.68 -10.04 10.23 60.72 -20.47 -14.18 -52.25 -14.01 -15.06
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11

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 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -13.58 18.41 -3.35 22.00 -36.48 1,064.58
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -13.58 18.41 -3.35 22.00 -36.48 1,064.58
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 12,708.82
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) 52.07 52.07 25.47 53.17 -29.92 1,247.61
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 52.07 52.07 25.47 53.17 -29.92 1,247.61
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 02/29/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 18.41 -1.21 3.29 -5.36
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 10.90 -0.88 2.79 -3.05
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 18.41 -1.21 3.29 -5.36
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 10.90 -0.88 2.79 -3.05
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 52.07 7.77 8.10 -4.43
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 30.83 6.06 6.61 -2.50
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 52.07 7.77 8.10 -4.43
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 30.83 6.06 6.61 -2.50

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

Gross Expense Ratio 0.84%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.58%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

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

Beta 0.91
Sharpe Ratio -0.12
Standard Deviation 23.36

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