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Franklin Templeton Founding Funds Allocation Fund

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Symbol FFALX
CUSIP 354 72P 844
Fund Number 481
Inception Date1 Aug 15, 2003
Distributions Semiannually
Total Net Assets
(all share classes)
As of 02/28/2014
$6,185.1
(millions)

As of  04/15/2014

NAV2 $13.65  
NAV Change $0.00  
POP3 $14.48  
YTD Total Return at NAV 2.09%
Distribution Rate at NAV N/A
30-day Standardized Yield
N/A

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

w/ Sales Charge w/o Sales Charge
1 Yr 12.32% 19.21%
5 Yrs 17.05% 18.44%
10 Yrs 6.06% 6.69%
Life 7.03% 7.63%

Expense Ratio and Sales Charge As of 05/01/2013 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio4,5 1.05%
Net Expense Ratio4 1.05%
Max Initial Sales Charge 5.75%
CDSC 0.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25%

Fund Description

Strategy Statement
Portfolio Managers
T. Anthony Coffey
"As a result of the value-driven strategies utilized by its underlying funds, the fund seeks to provide growth over the long term while offering diversification that can help reduce overall risk."

T. Anthony Coffey, CFA®
Joined Franklin Templeton in 1989
Managed Fund since 2003

Strategy, Benefits, Results

Strategy

  • The fund equally allocates its assets to three cornerstone funds each with a 50-year track record run independently by the Franklin, Templeton or Mutual Series management groups.
  • These underlying funds ­– Franklin Income Fund, Templeton Growth Fund and Mutual Shares Fund – invest in attractively valued stocks and bonds in the U.S. and abroad.

Benefits

  • Diversification. The fund typically displays broad industry and country exposures for added diversification opportunities.
  • Low Common Holdings. The distinct investment approaches of the underlying managers generally leads to a very low number of holdings common to all three underlying funds.
  • Automatic Rebalancing. Helps maintain consistent exposures to the distinct investment strategies throughout changing market environments.

Results

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Hypothetical $10K Investment

Investing in the Fund

What Are the Risks?
  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Because the fund invests in underlying funds that may engage in a variety of investment strategies involving certain risks, Franklin Templeton Founding Funds Allocation Fund may be subject to these same risks.
  • Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market conditions.
  • Bonds are affected by changes in interest rates and the credit worthiness of their issuers. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as the prices of bonds adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund’s share price may decline.
  • Higher-yielding, lower-rated corporate bonds entail a greater degree of credit risk compared to investment-grade securities.
  • Foreign investing carries additional risks such as currency and market volatility and political or social instability; risks which are heightened in developing countries.
  • Value securities may not increase in price as anticipated or may decline further in value.
  • These and other risks are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Minimum Investment

$1,000.00

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For U.S. residents only.