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FKRCX Franklin Gold and Precious Metals A

  • Fund
  • FKRCX
  • Price as of: Dec 01, 2016
  • $15.80
  • - $1.44
  • - 8.35%
  • Category
  • Precious Metals

FKRCX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 43.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -12.9%
  • Net Assets $1.21 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 39.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$15.80
$10.10
$24.67

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.11%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 16.76%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Precious Metals
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Equity Precious Metals

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 43.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -13.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.57%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund
  • Fund Family Name Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Inception Date May 19, 1969
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Frederick G. Fromm

FKRCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKRCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 43.5% 0.0% 78.6% 72.58% 4
1 Yr 66.9% -34.6% 111.8% 37.10% 2
3 Yr 3.4% * -29.5% 11.1% 24.59% 2
5 Yr -12.9% * -23.7% -9.1% 42.37% 3
10 Yr 0.1% * -10.0% 3.3% 33.90% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKRCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -22.4% -31.7% 0.0% 25.81% 2
2014 -11.1% -28.3% 0.0% 57.38% 3
2013 -48.0% -51.9% 0.0% 39.66% 2
2012 -15.8% -100.0% 0.0% 93.10% 5
2011 -28.6% -41.2% 2984.0% 68.42% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKRCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 43.5% 0.0% 78.6% 75.81% 4
1 Yr 57.3% -37.2% 111.8% 64.52% 4
3 Yr 1.3% * -30.2% 11.1% 40.98% 2
5 Yr -13.9% * -24.0% -9.1% 57.63% 3
10 Yr -0.5% * -10.0% 3.3% 45.76% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKRCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -22.4% -31.4% 0.0% 29.03% 2
2014 -10.2% -28.3% 0.0% 57.38% 3
2013 -48.3% -53.0% 0.0% 32.76% 2
2012 -15.0% -100.0% 0.0% 94.83% 5
2011 -25.7% -36.1% 0.0% 73.21% 4

NAV & Total Return History

FKRCX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

FKRCX Category Low Category High FKRCX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.21 B 21.2 M 2.54 B 11.29% 2
Number of Holdings 100 36 151 4.84% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 517 M 14.8 M 1.18 B 9.68% 1
Weighting of Top 10 39.8% 34.6% 61.9% 30.65% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Newcrest Mining Ltd 5.15%
  2. Eldorado Gold Corp 3.39%
  3. B2Gold Corp 4.81%
  4. Anglogold Ashanti Ltd ADR 6.01%
  5. Centamin PLC 3.60%
  6. Acacia Mining PLC 3.17%
  7. St Barbara Ltd 3.49%
  8. Barrick Gold Corp 3.91%
  9. Alamos Gold Inc 3.55%
  10. Detour Gold Corp 2.75%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High FKRCX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
91.12% 0.00% 99.68% 22.58% 4
Other
7.35% 0.00% 28.90% 14.52% 2
Cash
1.32% -7.14% 27.28% 17.74% 4
Bonds
0.21% 0.00% 55.63% 8.06% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 4.87% 8.06% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.09% 3.23% 4

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FKRCX % Rank Quintile
Basic Materials
91.12% 0.00% 98.42% 17.74% 3
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% 4
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% 4
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 1.73% 3.23% 4
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% 4
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% 4
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 0.49% 6.45% 4
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% 4
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.85% 4.84% 4
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 1.51% 3.23% 4
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FKRCX % Rank Quintile
Non US
89.18% 0.00% 91.79% 4.84% 1
US
1.94% 0.00% 16.38% 32.26% 5

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FKRCX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
1.32% -7.14% 27.13% 16.13% 3
Corporate
0.21% 0.00% 34.55% 9.68% 1
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 2.26% 3.23% 4
Derivative
0.00% -0.08% 0.48% 4.84% 4
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 15.03% 3.23% 4
Government
0.00% 0.00% 3.87% 3.23% 4

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High FKRCX % Rank Quintile
Non US
0.21% 0.00% 9.01% 6.45% 1
US
0.00% 0.00% 46.62% 4.84% 4

FKRCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FKRCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.11% 0.35% 20.51% 62.90% 1
Management Fee 0.46% 0.32% 1.00% 29.03% 1
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 13.04% 3
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.05% 1.00% 11.76% 4

Sales Fees

FKRCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FKRCX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 3.50% 5.75% 7.14% 4
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

FKRCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FKRCX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

FKRCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High FKRCX Rank Quintile
Turnover 16.76% 8.00% 797.00% 19.35% 2

FKRCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FKRCX Category Low Category High FKRCX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.0% 0.00% 2.19% 70.83% 5

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FKRCX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FKRCX Category Low Category High FKRCX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -0.57% -2.18% 2.22% 38.71% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FKRCX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

FKRCX - Managers

Frederick G. Fromm

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2005

Tenure

10.84

Tenure Rank

10.4%

Mr. Fromm has been a lead portfolio manager of Franklin since 2003. He has primary responsibility for the investments of the Fund. He has final authority over all aspects of the Fund's investment portfolio, including but not limited to, purchases and sales of individual securities, portfolio risk assessment, and the management of daily cash balances in accordance with anticipated management requirements. The degree to which he may perform these functions, and the nature of these functions, may change from time to time. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1992.


Steve M. Land

Lead Manager

Start Date

Apr 01, 1999

Tenure

17.6

Tenure Rank

6.3%

Land joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1997. Land holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.5

Category High

28.8

Category Average

9.18

Category Mode

4.8