FKITX

Franklin Federal Intermediate-Term Tax-Free Income Fund

PRICE AND YTD RETURN As of 07/22/2016

NAV up $0.00 $12.57
POP $12.86
YTD Total return at Nav 2.79%

AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS As of Quarter end 06/30/2016

Sales Charge

1 YEAR RETURN 3.43%
5 YEAR RETURN 3.95%
10 YEAR RETURN 4.28%

KEY STATS

Investment Category Municipal Bonds
Distributions Monthly
CUSIP 354 723 710
Fund Number 174
Inception Date Sep 21, 1992
Total Net Assets (all share classes) As of 06/30/2016 $4,601.2 (M)
Distribution Rate at NAV As of 07/22/2016 2.44%
30-Day Standardized yield As of 06/30/2016 (updated monthly) 0.84%

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES, & FEES As of 07/01/2016 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.68%
Net Expense Ratio 0.68%
Max Initial Sales Charge 2.25%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.10%

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 3 to 10 years.

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 1992
James Conn, CFA, MBA

James Conn, CFA®, MBA

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1996
  • Managed Fund Since 1999

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 06/30/2016

Rating Category: Muni National Interm

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
306
5
3 Stars
266
10
3 Stars
177

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We do not publish a style box for this fund.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 buy and hold for the long term.

Benefits

  • Monthly income exempt from federal 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.
  • Because municipal bonds are sensitive to interest rate movements, the fund’s yield and share price will fluctuate with market conditions.
  • Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as prices of bonds in the fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund’s share price may decline.
  • 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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