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Templeton Global Total Return Fund

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Symbol TGTRX
CUSIP 880 208 889
Fund Number 407
Inception Date1 Sep 30, 2008
Distributions Monthly
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$8,514.9
(millions)

As of  04/17/2014

NAV2 $13.40  
NAV Change $0.04  
POP3 $13.99  
YTD Total Return at NAV 0.70%
Distribution Rate at NAV 3.78%
30-day Standardized Yield4,5
As of 03/31/2014 (updated monthly)
2.90%

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

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr -2.53% 1.79%
5 Yrs 11.26% 12.22%
10 Yrs
Life 10.85% 11.72%

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

Gross Expense Ratio6 1.03%
Net Expense Ratio 1.01%
Max Initial Sales Charge 4.25%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Michael Hasenstab
"The fund has a flexible strategy, investing in a broad opportunity set across geographic, sector, currency and credit opportunities to maximize income and total return potential for our shareholders."

Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1995
Managed Fund since 2008

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • We seek to generate total return through investment opportunities in currency, interest rate and credit markets.
  • Our multi-sector global bond fund is designed to capitalize on fixed income opportunities around the world.
  • We invest in fixed- and floating-rate bonds of corporations, governments and government-related issuers worldwide.
  • Our assets are allocated based on the manager's assessment of value across countries and sectors given changing market, political and economic conditions, as well as an in-depth evaluation of interest rates, exchange rates and credit risks.
  • Our portfolio management team taps the expertise of the 100-plus investment professionals that comprise the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group ®.

Benefits

  • Flexible Mandate Expands Opportunity. We can invest in any country, currency or fixed income sector to take advantage of income and capital appreciation opportunities as they arise.
  • Global Expertise. In addition to the experts in our international bond department, we also leverage the broad expertise of the entire Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group ® and its global specialist teams covering every major sector of the fixed-income market.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates, thus the fund’s share price may decline as the prices of bonds adjust to a rise in interest rates.
  • Risks associated with higher-yielding, lower-rated securities include higher risk of default and loss of principal.
  • 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.
  • Investing in derivative securities, such as financial futures and option contracts, as well as our use of 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 a non-diversified fund. It may invest a greater portion of its assets in the securities of any one issuer and invest in a smaller number of issuers overall than a diversified fund.
  • These and other risk considerations are described in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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