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Franklin Balanced Fund

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Symbol FBLAX
CUSIP 353 612 682
Fund Number 424
Inception Date1 Jul 03, 2006
Distributions Monthly
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$2,240.2
(millions)

As of  04/23/2014

NAV2 $11.68  
NAV Change $0.00  
POP3 $12.39  
YTD Total Return at NAV 3.35%
Distribution Rate at NAV 3.08%
30-day Standardized Yield4,5
As of 03/31/2014 (updated monthly)
1.91%

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

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr 4.03% 10.35%
5 Yrs 15.80% 17.19%
10 Yrs
Life 5.76% 6.57%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 03/01/2014 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio6 1.14%
Net Expense Ratio 1.13%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.30%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Edward Perks
"By combining the growth potential of stocks with the income exposure of bonds, we believe the fund could be attractive as a solid core holding in an investor's portfolio."

Edward D. Perks, CFA®
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1992
Managed Fund since 2006

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • Diversify Holdings. We aim to create a diversified portfolio of stocks, fixed income securities and convertible securities.
  • Research and Evaluate. We conduct a bottom-up assessment of a company's security price relative to our evaluation of its long-term earnings and cash flow potential, asset value and profit margins.
  • Find the Right Mix. We actively seek an optimal mix of equity and fixed income investments by evaluating changing economic, market and industry conditions.

Benefits

  • Experienced management team culled from both Franklin Equity Group and Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group®.
  • Broad diversification spread across multiple asset classes.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • The fund’s share price and yield will be affected by interest rate movements.
  • Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. As the prices of bonds in the fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund’s share price may decline.
  • Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market conditions.
  • These and other risk considerations are described more fully in the prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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Footnotes

For U.S. residents only.