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FKRCX Franklin Gold and Precious Metals A

  • Fund
  • FKRCX
  • Price as of: Jul 19, 2019
  • $17.32 + $0.12 + 0.70%
  • Category
  • Precious Metals

FKRCX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 34.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -8.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -3.9%
  • Net Assets $848 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 46.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$17.32
$11.41
$17.32

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.02%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.50%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 8.36%

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 34.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -6.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -2.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.37%
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 40383701
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Steve M. Land

FKRCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKRCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 34.9% -1.1% 32.7% 20.75%
1 Yr 26.2% -30.6% 24.3% 32.08%
3 Yr -8.5%* -32.2% -2.8% 75.47%
5 Yr -3.9%* -18.3% 2.0% 73.58%
10 Yr -6.2%* -13.6% -0.8% 83.33%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKRCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -18.1% -42.5% -5.3% 73.58%
2017 -0.5% -26.2% 13.8% 90.57%
2016 43.1% 4.6% 74.8% 41.51%
2015 -22.4% -31.7% -5.2% 28.30%
2014 -11.1% -28.3% -1.0% 60.38%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FKRCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 34.0% -1.1% 32.7% 26.42%
1 Yr 25.4% -30.6% 24.3% 30.19%
3 Yr -6.0%* -32.2% -1.1% 79.25%
5 Yr -2.1%* -18.3% 2.0% 69.81%
10 Yr -3.3%* -13.6% -0.6% 66.67%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FKRCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -18.1% -42.5% -5.3% 73.58%
2017 -0.1% -26.2% 17.6% 92.45%
2016 55.6% 4.6% 74.8% 20.75%
2015 -22.4% -31.7% -5.2% 28.30%
2014 -10.1% -28.3% -1.0% 60.38%

NAV & Total Return History

FKRCX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FKRCX Category Low Category High FKRCX % Rank
Net Assets 848 M 16.9 M 1.44 B 30.19%
Number of Holdings 81 27 154 18.87%
Net Assets in Top 10 349 M 10.6 M 833 M 37.74%
Weighting of Top 10 46.27% 27.2% 76.4% 73.58%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Anglogold Ashanti Ltd ADR 7.07%

  2. B2Gold Corp 6.79%

  3. Newcrest Mining Ltd 5.57%

  4. Barrick Gold Corp 5.31%

  5. Alamos Gold Inc 4.90%

  6. Newmont Goldcorp Corp 3.57%

  7. Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd 3.44%

  8. Perseus Mining Ltd 3.36%

  9. OceanaGold Corp 3.33%

  10. Pretium Resources Inc 2.94%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FKRCX % Rank
Stocks
99.53% 7.42% 99.99% 22.64%
Convertible Bonds
0.29% 0.00% 0.29% 3.77%
Cash
0.11% -0.06% 23.73% 86.79%
Bonds
0.06% 0.00% 68.68% 11.32%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 81.13%
Other
0.00% -3.31% 22.11% 71.70%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKRCX % Rank
Basic Materials
94.37% 0.00% 99.61% 62.26%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 7.74% 83.02%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 3.04% 83.02%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 4.01% 83.02%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 9.40% 83.02%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 3.77% 83.02%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 13.02% 83.02%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 5.53% 83.02%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 5.46% 83.02%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 3.00% 83.02%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 3.40% 81.13%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKRCX % Rank
Non US
95.96% 0.00% 95.96% 3.77%
US
3.57% 3.57% 24.99% 98.11%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKRCX % Rank
Corporate
0.35% 0.00% 27.82% 28.30%
Cash & Equivalents
0.11% -0.06% 61.60% 73.58%
Derivative
0.00% -0.02% 0.00% 73.58%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 1.56% 81.13%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 81.13%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 0.87% 81.13%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FKRCX % Rank
US
0.06% 0.00% 57.65% 5.66%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 11.03% 81.13%

FKRCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FKRCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.02% 0.33% 4.28% 79.25%
Management Fee 0.47% 0.30% 1.00% 7.55%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 58.97%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.04% 1.00% 60.71%

Sales Fees

FKRCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.50% 3.50% 5.75% 61.54%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

FKRCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 2.00% 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 Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 8.36% 6.00% 571.00% 15.09%

FKRCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FKRCX Category Low Category High FKRCX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 0.18% 90.57%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FKRCX Category Low Category High FKRCX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.37% -2.84% 1.38% 41.51%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

FKRCX - Managers

Steve M. Land

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 01, 1999

20.26

20.3%

Stephen M. Land, CFA, Portfolio Manager of Franklin Advisers, Inc. Mr. Land has been lead portfolio manager. 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 investment 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 1997.


Frederick G. Fromm

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2005

13.5

13.5%

Mr. Fromm, CFA, joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1992.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

31.42

Category Average

11.03

Category Mode

3.12