FRHIX

Franklin High Yield Tax-Free Income Fund

Fund Description

This Fund invests in high yielding, lower rated municipal securities from across the nation.

Strategy Statement

"In the Franklin Muni Department, we are committed to a conservative, disciplined investment strategy. For over 30 years, we have worked to provide shareholders with a high level of tax-free income."

Management

John Wiley, MBA

John Wiley, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1989
  • Managed Fund Since 1991
Francisco Rivera

Francisco Rivera

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1994
  • Managed Fund Since 2004
Daniel Workman, CFA

Daniel Workman, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 2003
  • Managed Fund Since 2009

Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 06/30/2016

Rating Category: High Yield Muni

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
2 Stars
167
5
2 Stars
146
10
3 Stars
95

Morningstar Style Box

We do not publish a style box for this fund.

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • We seek to provide a high current yield.
  • We don't use leverage or invest in derivatives, which can increase portfolio volatility.
  • Our analysts search for attractively valued, higher-yielding bonds.
  • We buy and hold for the long term.

Benefits

  • Monthly income exempt from federal 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.
  • 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.
  • In general, an investor is paid a higher yield to assume a greater degree of credit risk.
  • 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 risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

How Financial Advisors Help You

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