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Templeton World Fund

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Symbol TEMWX
CUSIP 880 196 100
Fund Number 102
Inception Date1 Jan 17, 1978
Distributions Annually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$6,462.1
(millions)

As of  04/23/2014

NAV2 $19.80  
NAV Change -$0.05  
POP3 $21.01  
YTD Total Return at NAV 2.01%
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-day Standardized Yield
N/A

Average Annual Total Returns
As of Quarter End 03/31/2014

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr 17.32% 24.51%
5 Yrs 17.29% 18.69%
10 Yrs 7.03% 7.66%
Life 12.00% 12.18%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 01/01/2014 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio4 1.05%
Net Expense Ratio 1.05%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.24%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Norm Boersma
"Templeton World Fund uses a bottom-up, value-oriented investment strategy, searching for companies that exhibit strong earnings potential over a five-year time horizon."

Norm J. Boersma, CFA®
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1991
Managed Fund since 2011

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

Our strategy is built upon the following Templeton cornerstones, which have been in place for more than 70 years.

  • Search Globally. We believe bargains have no borders when searching for the best investment opportunities.
  • Seek Value. We search worldwide for stocks selling at prices we believe are low relative to their true value.
  • Perform Fundamental, Bottom-Up Research. We conduct in-person visits and perform extensive fundamental research to model a company's potential future earnings, cash flow and asset value relative to its stock price.
  • Practice Patient, Long-Term Investing. We evaluate a company's potential for earnings and growth over a five-year horizon.

Benefits

  • Global Resources. Our global reach includes offices in Edinburgh, Nassau and Singapore, as well as Shanghai, Mumbai, Warsaw and Dubai.
  • Broad Diversification. We invest across many countries, industries and companies.
  • Tenured and Experienced Portfolio Management Team. We utilize a team approach, drawing on the experience and expertise of five portfolio managers.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments; investments in emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors.
  • To the extent the Fund focuses on particular countries, regions, industries, sectors or types of investment from time to time, it may be subject to greater risks of adverse developments in such areas of focus than a fund that invests in a wider variety of countries, regions, industries, sectors or investments.
  • The fund’s risk considerations are discussed in the prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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