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Templeton BRIC Fund

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Symbol TABRX
CUSIP 880 19R 757
Fund Number 405
Inception Date1 Jun 01, 2006
Distributions Annually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$250.6
(millions)

As of  04/22/2014

NAV2 $10.43  
NAV Change -$0.01  
POP3 $11.07  
YTD Total Return at NAV -4.05%
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 -11.12% -5.69%
5 Yrs 7.44% 8.72%
10 Yrs
Life 1.04% 1.80%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 08/01/2013 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio4 2.08%
Net Expense Ratio 2.07%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.29%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Mark Mobius
"We believe Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) present strong investment opportunities, as they are still under-researched and offer capital appreciation potential unlike any other region."

Mark Mobius, Ph.D.
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1987
Managed Fund since 2006

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

Our strategy is built upon the following Templeton cornerstones, which have been in place for over half a century.

  • 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

  • Dynamic Growth Exposure. Our investment mix is designed to take advantage of dynamic growth opportunities in the BRIC regions (the four major emerging market economies).
  • Record of Low Correlation. Stock markets in the BRIC nations are uniquely positioned in terms of industry strengths and economic drivers, which have contributed to a record of low correlation to each other.
  • Unparalleled Emerging Markets Experience. Investors can benefit from lead manager Dr. Mark Mobius, a trailblazer in emerging markets investing with over 30 years of investing experience.
  • Unsurpassed Global Resources. Our global reach includes offices in the four BRIC regions: Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, Mumbai and Hong Kong.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Risks associated with foreign investing include currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments.
  • Investments in BRIC companies, which are located in, or operate in, emerging market countries, involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with these companies’ smaller size, lesser liquidity and the lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets in the countries in which they operate.
  • A non-diversified fund involves the risk of greater price fluctuation than a more diversified portfolio. A greater portion of its assets may be invested in the securities of one issuer than a diversified fund, which may result in greater fluctuation in the value of the fund’s shares.
  • All investments in emerging markets should be considered long-term investments that could experience significant price volatility in any given year.
  • Templeton BRIC Fund is designed for the aggressive portion of a well-diversified portfolio.
  • These and other risks are described more fully in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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