Templeton Global Balanced Fund: A Dynamic Blend of Global Stocks and Bonds
Income and Growth without Boundaries
Tap into a world of investment opportunities via two experienced investment teams—the Templeton Global Equity Group and the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group®.
Uncovering Attractive Opportunities
On the equity side, the fund seeks stocks prices below their intrinsic value, with dividend yield also an important criterion. On the fixed income side, the fund identifies opportunities based on fundamental analysis of interest rates, exchange rates and yield spreads.
Employing a Flexible Bottom-Up Allocation
The fund's asset allocation is determined by comparing valuations across asset classes relative to underlying fundamentals and levels of market volatility. The investment team has the flexibility to adjust the allocation to position fund based on these factors.1
Professional, Dynamic Asset Allocation
Templeton Global Balanced Fund Profile
|Morningstar Category||World Allocation|
|Portfolio Managers||Lisa F. Myers, CFA®, Norm J. Boersma, CFA®, James Harper, CFA®, Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D., Christopher J. Molumphy, CFA®|
|Inception Date||July 1, 20053|
|Capital Gain Distributions||December|
|Target Allocation||The fund will invest at least 25% of its assets in fixed income senior securities and at least 25% of its assets in equity securities.|
Templeton Global Balanced Fund—Class A (TAGBX)4
Fund Performance (Periods Ended December 31, 2013)
|With Maximum 4.25% Initial Sales Charge||10.76%||7.25%||12.10%||--||7.45%|
|Without Sales Charge||17.37%||9.36%||13.46%||--||8.18%|
|30-Day Standardized Yield5||1.96%6|
|Total Annual Operating Expenses||1.23%6|
Performance data represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may differ from figures shown. The funds' investment returns and principal values will change with market conditions, and investors may have a gain or a loss when they sell their shares. Click to view the most recent month-end performance.
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WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Special risks are associated with foreign investing including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments; investments in emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors. To the extent the fund focuses on particular countries, regions, industries, sectors or types of investment from time to time, it may be subject to greater risks of adverse developments in such areas of focus than a fund that invests in a wider variety of countries, regions, industries, sectors or investments. Current political uncertainty surrounding the European Union (EU) and its membership may increase market volatility. The financial instability of some countries in the EU, including Greece, Italy, and Spain, together with the risk of that impacting other more stable countries may increase the economic risk of investing in companies in Europe. Stock prices fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and dramatically, due to factors affecting individual companies, particular industries or sectors, or general market conditions. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as the prices of bonds in the fund adjust to a rise in interest rates, the fund's share price may decline. The risks associated with higher-yielding, lower-rated debt securities include higher risk of default and loss of principal. The fund's investment in derivative securities such as swaps, financial futures and option contracts, and use of foreign currency techniques involve special risks as such may not achieve the anticipated benefits and/or may result in losses to the fund. Changes in the financial strength of a bond issuer or in a bond's credit rating may affect its value. The fund's risk considerations are discussed in the prospectus.
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