FCAMX

Franklin California High Yield Municipal Fund

Fund Description

The Fund invests in high yielding, lower rated California municipal securities.

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 1993
Chris Sperry, CFA

Chris Sperry, CFA®

  • Joined Franklin Templeton in 1996
  • Managed Fund Since 2004

Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating As of 06/30/2016

Rating Category: Muni California 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
4 Stars
117
5
5 Stars
103
10
5 Stars
89

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We do not publish a style box for this fund.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 taxes and California personal 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.
  • Investments concentrated in a single state are subject to greater risk of adverse economic and regulatory changes in that state than a geographically diversified fund.
  • 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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