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Franklin Total Return Fund

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Symbol FKBAX
CUSIP 353 612 856
Fund Number 460
Inception Date1 Aug 03, 1998
Distributions Monthly
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 03/31/2014
$4,624.7
(millions)

As of  04/17/2014

NAV2 $10.02  
NAV Change -$0.02  
POP3 $10.46  
YTD Total Return at NAV 2.57%
Distribution Rate at NAV 2.84%
30-day Standardized Yield4,5
As of 03/31/2014 (updated monthly)
2.21%

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

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr -3.59% 0.72%
5 Yrs 6.76% 7.69%
10 Yrs 4.33% 4.78%
Life 5.29% 5.58%

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

Gross Expense Ratio6,7 0.93%
Net Expense Ratio 0.89%
Max Initial Sales Charge 4.25%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description11

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
Roger Bayston
"The fund was created to be a core fixed income holding, offering diversification across the fixed income universe and backed by the expertise of a world-class team of fixed income professionals."

Roger Bayston, CFA®
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1991
Managed Fund since 1998

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • Our multi-sector, fixed-income fund focuses on government and corporate debt securities, as well as mortgage- and asset-backed securities.
  • Our research-driven, value-oriented approach identifies bonds with the best prospects for income and capital appreciation.
  • We provide in-depth, fundamental analysis of each of the key fixed-income sectors within the context of a global economic outlook.

Benefits

  • Diversification. Broad diversification makes our fund attractive as a core fixed-income holding.
  • Global Fixed Income Expertise. Investors have full access to the research resources of the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group ®.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Interest rate movements and mortgage prepayments will affect the fund’s share price and yield.
  • As the prices of bonds in the fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund’s share price may decline.
  • Investments in derivative securities, such as financial futures and option contracts, involve special risks as such may not achieve the anticipated benefits and/or may result in losses to the fund.
  • Risks associated with higher-yielding, lower-rated securities (junk bonds) include higher risk of default and loss of principal.
  • Investments in foreign securities involve risks such as currency fluctuations, and political and economic uncertainty.
  • These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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