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) -7.93 -6.78 -3.93 -5.76 4.20
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -7.93 -6.78 -3.93 -5.76 4.20
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) -0.40 -1.15 -2.99 -3.02 4.36
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -0.40 -1.15 -2.99 -3.02 4.36
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) -17.89 0.05 56.01 -22.20 -9.96 -47.89 -14.55 -24.64 49.55 70.00
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -17.89 0.05 56.01 -22.20 -9.96 -47.89 -14.55 -24.64 49.55 70.00
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) 2.27 -7.93 -18.99 -18.18 -44.77 684.83
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 2.27 -7.93 -18.99 -18.18 -44.77 684.83
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) 9.68 -0.40 -3.40 -14.08 -26.43 741.69
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 9.68 -0.40 -3.40 -14.08 -26.43 741.69
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 -7.93 -7.88 -4.68 -6.83
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -4.69 -5.47 -3.19 -3.66
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -7.93 -7.88 -4.68 -6.83
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -4.69 -5.47 -3.19 -3.66
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -0.40 -2.31 -3.75 -4.12
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -0.24 -1.33 -2.52 -1.83
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -0.40 -2.31 -3.75 -4.12
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -0.24 -1.33 -2.52 -1.83

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

Gross Expense Ratio 0.73%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.73%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

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

Beta 0.91
Sharpe Ratio -0.31
Standard Deviation 25.97

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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