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) 18.25 -1.30 3.83 -4.67 4.65
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 18.25 -1.30 3.83 -4.67 4.65
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) 51.87 7.65 8.65 -3.72 4.97
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 51.87 7.65 8.65 -3.72 4.97
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) 51.87 -17.89 0.05 56.01 -22.20 -9.96 -47.89 -14.55 -24.64 49.55
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 51.87 -17.89 0.05 56.01 -22.20 -9.96 -47.89 -14.55 -24.64 49.55
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 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -13.62 18.25 -3.86 20.68 -37.99 906.66
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -13.62 18.25 -3.86 20.68 -37.99 906.66
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) 51.87 51.87 24.77 51.43 -31.57 1,065.42
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 51.87 51.87 24.77 51.43 -31.57 1,065.42
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 18.25 -1.36 3.10 -5.56
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 10.81 -1.00 2.63 -3.19
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 18.25 -1.36 3.10 -5.56
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 10.81 -1.00 2.63 -3.19
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 51.87 7.59 7.88 -4.63
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 30.71 5.91 6.43 -2.64
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 51.87 7.59 7.88 -4.63
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 30.71 5.91 6.43 -2.64

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

Gross Expense Ratio 0.73%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.73%
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 -0.13
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