Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2019

Month EndAs of 05/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -8.12 -7.00 -4.17 -6.00 4.02
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -13.17 -8.74 -5.24 -6.53 3.90
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) -1.53 -1.50 1.11 -6.10
S&P 500 Index (%) 3.78 11.73 9.66 13.95 10.00
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -0.64 -1.40 -3.23 -3.27 4.18
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -6.07 -3.24 -4.31 -3.81 4.06
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 2.29 3.60 0.76 -4.31
S&P 500 Index (%) 9.50 13.52 10.91 15.92 10.09

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -18.11 -0.12 55.61 -22.41 -10.16 -48.03 -14.78 -24.84 49.21 69.56
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -22.60 -5.86 46.69 -26.89 -15.30 -51.01 -19.69 -29.16 40.62 59.83
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) -10.04 10.23 60.72 -20.47 -14.18 -52.25 -14.01 -15.06 29.93 30.50
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06 26.46

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2019

Month EndAs of 05/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.18 -8.12 -19.56 -19.17 -46.12 617.92
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -3.46 -13.17 -24.00 -23.61 -49.08 578.67
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 3.17 -1.53 -4.43 5.65 -46.69
S&P 500 Index (%) 10.74 3.78 39.45 58.59 268.94 11,659.59
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 05/19/1969
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 9.58 -0.64 -4.15 -15.12 -28.26 669.90
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 3.53 -6.07 -9.41 -19.77 -32.21 627.81
FTSE Gold Mines Index (%) 6.74 2.29 11.18 3.87 -35.66
S&P 500 Index (%) 13.65 9.50 46.25 67.81 338.09 11,968.93

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2019

Month EndAs of 05/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -8.12 -8.11 -4.91 -7.06
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -4.81 -5.63 -3.36 -3.79
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -13.17 -9.83 -5.98 -7.58
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -7.80 -6.89 -4.13 -4.13
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -0.64 -2.58 -3.98 -4.36
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -0.38 -1.53 -2.69 -1.97
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -6.07 -4.40 -5.05 -4.90
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -3.60 -2.90 -3.48 -2.36

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 12/01/2018 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.98%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.98%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.50%
CDSC 1.00%

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 05/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.91
Sharpe Ratio -0.32
Standard Deviation 25.98

Benchmarks

A benchmark is a comparable broad-based index that can be used to evaluate a fund's performance.

  • FTSE Gold Mines Index
  • S&P 500 Index

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