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Templeton Global Bond Fund

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Symbol TPINX
CUSIP 880 208 103
Fund Number 406
Inception Date1 Sep 18, 1986
Distributions Monthly
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$70,748.5
(millions)

As of  04/22/2014

NAV2 $13.09  
NAV Change -$0.02  
POP3 $13.67  
YTD Total Return at NAV 0.78%
Distribution Rate at NAV 2.75%
30-day Standardized Yield4,5
As of 03/31/2014 (updated monthly)
2.23%

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

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr -2.85% 1.49%
5 Yrs 8.29% 9.23%
10 Yrs 8.08% 8.55%
Life 8.02% 8.19%

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

Gross Expense Ratio6 0.89%
Net Expense Ratio 0.88%
Max Initial Sales Charge 4.25%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Michael Hasenstab
"We search the world for investment opportunities in currencies, interest rates and sovereign credit that can offer attractive potential returns and additional portfolio diversification."

Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1995
Managed Fund since 2001

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis is supplemented with on-the-ground research, leveraging the resources of local analysts around the world to identify investment opportunities and risks that a solely U.S.-based manager might miss.
  • Research efforts focus on rigorous country analysis to identify economic imbalances leading to value opportunities in currencies, interest rates (duration) and sovereign credit.
  • We continually evaluate risk, shifting the risk budget based on relative attractiveness over the course of global economic and credit cycles.

Benefits

  • Geographic Diversification. The fund has a diversified portfolio by investing in any country or currency from around the world to find the best values for the portfolio.
  • Global Platform. Global and local experts provide extensive country analysis through multiple perspectives and lenses.
  • Experienced Management. Michael Hasenstab has managed the fund since 2001 and is backed by a large and experienced team of analysts around the world.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Changes in interest rates will affect the value of the fund’s portfolio and its share price and yield.
  • Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as the prices of bonds in the fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund’s share price may decline.
  • Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments.
  • Investments in developing markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with their relatively small size and lesser liquidity.
  • The fund’s use of derivatives and foreign currency techniques involve special risks as such techniques may not achieve the anticipated benefits and/or may result in losses to the fund.
  • The fund is also non-diversified, which involves the risk of greater price fluctuation than a more diversified portfolio.
  • These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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For U.S. residents only.