Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 10/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 48.26 -1.53 7.01 -3.24 5.07
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 48.26 -1.53 7.01 -3.24 5.07
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 53.00 5.62 12.80 -3.19
S&P 500 Index (%) 14.33 14.92 10.78 13.70 10.14
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 39.66 -5.08 2.80 -3.81 5.00
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 39.66 -5.08 2.80 -3.81 5.00
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 52.26 1.72 7.23 -4.01
S&P 500 Index (%) 4.25 13.40 10.84 13.24 10.11

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -17.76 0.33 56.38 -21.94 -9.73 -47.67
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -17.76 0.33 56.38 -21.94 -9.73 -47.67
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) -10.04 10.23 60.72 -20.47 -14.18 -52.25 -14.01 -15.06
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 10/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 36.51 48.26 -4.53 40.29 -28.08 1,109.69
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 36.51 48.26 -4.53 40.29 -28.08 1,109.69
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 36.41 53.00 17.82 82.60 -27.69
S&P 500 Index (%) 23.16 14.33 51.73 66.81 260.96 12,979.43
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 31.64 39.66 -14.49 14.78 -32.18 1,066.51
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 31.64 39.66 -14.49 14.78 -32.18 1,066.51
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 31.15 52.26 5.26 41.78 -33.57
S&P 500 Index (%) 20.55 4.25 45.80 67.27 246.74 12,702.14

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 10/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 48.26 -2.74 6.11 -4.36
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 28.57 -1.72 5.08 -2.23
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 48.26 -2.74 6.11 -4.36
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 28.57 -1.72 5.08 -2.23
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 39.66 -6.25 1.94 -4.92
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 23.48 -4.34 1.77 -2.59
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 39.66 -6.25 1.94 -4.92
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 23.48 -4.34 1.77 -2.59

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 12/01/2018 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.78%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.56%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 10/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.90
Sharpe Ratio -0.13
Standard Deviation 24.40

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