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Templeton Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund

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Symbol TEMMX
CUSIP 880 19R 732
Fund Number 426
Inception Date1 Oct 02, 2006
Distributions Annually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 10/31/2015

As of  11/27/2015

NAV2 $11.59  
NAV Change -$0.10  
POP3 $12.30  
YTD Total Return at NAV -5.16%
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 -16.53% -11.46%
5 Yrs -1.28% -0.10%
10 Yrs
Life 3.00% 3.68%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 08/01/2015 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio4 2.00%
Net Expense Ratio 1.98%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Mark Mobius
"Utilizing our vast global research capabilities, we look for emerging market small-cap stocks consistent with Templeton's philosophy of investing in overlooked and under-researched companies."

Strategy, Benefits, Results


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.


  • Unsurpassed Global Resources. Our global reach includes offices in Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Singapore, Mumbai, Johannesburg and Dubai.
  • Small Cap Emerging Markets Exposure. Our investment mix is designed to take advantage of dynamic small-cap emerging market growth opportunities as they arise across the globe.
  • 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.


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.
  • Value securities may not increase in price as anticipated, or may decline further in value.
  • Risks associated with foreign investing include currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments.
  • Investments in emerging market countries involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with these markets’ smaller size, lesser liquidity and lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets.
  • Smaller company stocks have historically had more price volatility than large-company stocks, particularly over the short term.
  • A non-diversified fund involves the risk of greater price fluctuation than a more diversified portfolio. Because the may invest a greater portion of its assets in the securities of one issuer than a diversified fund, it may be more sensitive to economic, business, political or other changes affecting similar issuers or securities.
  • All investments in the fund should be thought of as long-term investments that could experience significant price volatility in any given year.
  • The 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


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