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Franklin Natural Resources Fund

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Symbol FRNRX
CUSIP 354 713 604
Fund Number 403
Inception Date1 Jun 05, 1995
Distributions Annually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 10/31/2015

As of  11/23/2015

NAV2 $23.02  
NAV Change $0.01  
POP3 $24.42  
YTD Total Return at NAV -19.43%
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-day Standardized Yield

Average Annual Total Returns
As of Quarter End 09/30/2015

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr -43.98% -40.55%
5 Yrs -8.54% -7.44%
10 Yrs -1.73% -1.15%
Life 5.99% 6.30%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 09/01/2015 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio4 1.03%
Net Expense Ratio 1.03%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Fred Fromm
"As emerging markets continue to industrialize, we believe their demand for natural resources will increase rapidly, creating significant long-term opportunities for natural resources investors."

Strategy, Benefits, Results


  • Our fundamental, research-driven approach focuses on higher-quality companies with strong business models and healthy balance sheets.
  • We actively invest in companies we believe present attractive risk-adjusted return potential with a focus on secular growth themes.
  • We are focused typically in the energy industry, but also invest in metals and mining, chemicals, paper and forest products, and other related sectors.


  • Participate in trends moving markets. Invest in innovative sectors—technology, medicine, natural resources—that you believe are poised for long-term growth.
  • Diversification. By adding investments from different sectors to your portfolio, you may take advantage of expanding and contracting economic cycles.


Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Stocks historically have outperformed other asset classes over the long term, but tend to fluctuate more dramatically over the short term.
  • Investments in a fund concentrating in the natural resources sector involve special risks, including increased susceptibility to adverse economic and regulatory developments affecting the sector.
  • Investments in foreign stocks involve exposure to currency volatility and political and economic uncertainty.
  • The fund’s holdings in smaller companies involve special risks associated with smaller revenues and market share, and more limited product lines; as such, prices of such securities can be volatile, particularly over the short term.
  • These and other risks are described more fully in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment


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