FNYTX

Franklin New York Tax-Free Income Fund

Fund Description

The Fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that pay interest free from federal income taxes, including the federal alternative minimum tax, and New York State personal income taxes.

Strategy Statement

"In the Franklin Muni Department, we are committed to a conservative, disciplined investment strategy. We seek to provide shareholders with a high level of tax-free income while preserving capital. "

John Pomeroy, MBA

Management

John Pomeroy, MBA

John Pomeroy, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1986
  • Managed Fund Since 1989
James Conn, CFA, MBA

James Conn, CFA®, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1996
  • Managed Fund Since 1999

Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 06/30/2016

Rating Category: Muni New York Long

Morningstar
The fund's overall Morningstar Rating measures risk-adjusted returns and is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) rating metrics.

Historical Morningstar Rating As of 06/30/2016

Years Ratings Funds
in category
3
1 Stars
89
5
2 Stars
79
10
3 Stars
65

Morningstar Style Box

We do not publish a style box for this fund.

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • We take a conservative, income-oriented approach.
  • We strive to keep exposure to AMT bonds at or close to 0%.i (AMT bonds are municipal bonds whose income historically have been subject to the alternative minimum tax.)
  • We don't use leverage or invest in derivatives, which can increase portfolio volatility.
  • Our analysts search for high-quality, undervalued bonds.
  • We buy and hold for the long term.

Benefits

  • Monthly income exempt from regular federal, New York state and New York City personal income taxesi
  • Portfolio diversification
  • Tenured investment team with expertise across market cycles

Investing In The Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • The fund’s yield and share price will fluctuate with market conditions due to municipal bonds’ sensitivity to interest-rate movements.
  • Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates, thus the fund’s share price may decline as the prices of bonds adjust to a rise in interest rates.
  • The fund concentrates investments in a single state and is therefore subject to greater risk of adverse economic and regulatory changes in that state than a geographically diversified fund.
  • The fund holds a small portion of its assets in Puerto Rico municipal bonds that have been impacted by recent adverse economic and market changes, which may cause the fund’s share price to decline.
  • These and other risks are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

How Financial Advisors Help You

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