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Templeton Foreign Fund

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Symbol TEMFX
CUSIP 880 196 209
Fund Number 104
Inception Date1 Oct 05, 1982
Distributions Annually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$7,486.0
(millions)

As of  04/17/2014

NAV2 $8.38  
NAV Change $0.05  
POP3 $8.89  
YTD Total Return at NAV 0.84%
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 19.11% 26.31%
5 Yrs 17.06% 18.46%
10 Yrs 6.78% 7.42%
Life 11.20% 11.41%

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

Gross Expense Ratio4 1.19%
Net Expense Ratio 1.19%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Tucker Scott
"Templeton Foreign Fund has a bottom-up, long-term investment strategy that goes to great lengths in search of undervalued stocks outside of the United States."

Tucker Scott, CFA®
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1996
Managed Fund since 2007

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

  • Diversification. By investing primarily in international securities, Templeton Foreign Fund can offer diversification to complement the U.S. portion of your portfolio.
  • Reduced Volatility. Templeton Foreign Fund has historically experienced less volatility than its benchmark, the MSCI EAFE Index.
  • Low Average Turnover Ratio. Our long-term investing approach has historically resulted in a lower than average portfolio turnover ratio.

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.
  • In addition, smaller-company stocks have historically experienced more price volatility than larger-company stocks, especially over the short term.
  • 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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For U.S. residents only.