FFTFX

Franklin Federal Limited-Term Tax-Free Income Fund

PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 05/04/2016

NAV up $0.00 $10.43
POP $10.67
YTD Total return at Nav 0.49%

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS As of Quarter end 03/31/2016

Sales Charge

1 YEAR RETURN -1.75%
5 YEAR RETURN 1.11%
10 YEAR RETURN 2.32%

KEY STATS

Investment Category Municipal Bonds
Distributions Monthly
CUSIP 354 723 280
Fund Number 154
Inception Date Sep 02, 2003
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 04/30/2016 $1,098.6 (M)
Distribution Rate at NAV As of 05/04/2016 0.86%
30-Day Standardized yield As of 03/31/2016 (updated monthly)
w/ Waiver 0.33%
w/o Waiver 0.27%

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES, & FEES As of 07/01/2015 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.70%
Net Expense Ratio 0.63%
Max Initial Sales Charge 2.25%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.15%

Fund Description

The Fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in investment grade municipal securities whose interest is free from federal income taxes. The Fund maintains a dollar-weighted average portfolio of five years or less.

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."

James Conn, CFA®, MBA

Management

James Conn, CFA, MBA

James Conn, CFA®, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1996
  • Managed Fund Since 2003
John Pomeroy, MBA

John Pomeroy, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1986
  • Managed Fund Since 2003

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 03/31/2016

Rating Category: Muni National Short

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 03/31/2016

Years Ratings Funds
in category
3
2 Stars
189
5
3 Stars
172
10
3 Stars
116

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We do not publish a style box for this fund.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 don't use leverage or invest in derivatives, which can increase portfolio volatility.
  • Our analysts search for high-quality, undervalued bonds.
  • We seek to buy and hold bonds until maturity.

Benefits

  • Monthly income exempt from federal income taxes i.
  • 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.
  • 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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