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FRGOX Franklin Gold and Precious Metals C

  • Fund
  • FRGOX
  • Price as of: Oct 11, 2019
  • $15.62 - $0.37 - 2.31%

FRGOX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 32.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -4.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.2%
  • Net Assets $883 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 43.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$15.62
$10.48
$17.44

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.73%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load 1.00%

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 12.82%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$250

Fund Classification

PRIMARY CATEGORY

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

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 32.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -1.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.90%
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 01, 1995
  • Shares Outstanding 4923839
  • Share Class C
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Steve M. Land

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of gold and precious metals operation companies. It may buy securities of gold and precious metals operation companies located anywhere in the world and in general invests predominantly in non-U.S. companies. The fund may invest in companies without regard to market capitalization, and may heavily invest in small- and mid-capitalization companies. It also invests in American, Global and European Depositary Receipts. The fund is non-diversified.

FRGOX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FRGOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 32.6% -42.3% 34.1% 5.26%
1 Yr 34.2% -63.2% 39.2% 12.39%
3 Yr -4.5%* -30.6% 6.5% 64.15%
5 Yr 0.2%* -21.3% 7.0% 40.00%
10 Yr -9.1%* -12.7% 7.5% 95.06%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FRGOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -18.7% -46.3% -1.6% 47.27%
2017 -1.0% -39.4% 19.1% 90.48%
2016 42.2% 3.4% 50.2% 12.87%
2015 -23.0% -31.0% 0.0% 51.00%
2014 -10.9% -26.2% 55.4% 42.27%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FRGOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 32.6% -42.3% 34.1% 5.26%
1 Yr 34.2% -63.2% 39.2% 11.50%
3 Yr -1.8%* -30.6% 8.9% 59.43%
5 Yr 1.9%* -15.2% 8.6% 39.00%
10 Yr -6.3%* -12.7% 8.9% 97.53%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FRGOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -18.7% -46.3% -1.6% 49.09%
2017 -1.0% -9.5% 22.7% 96.19%
2016 54.4% 4.1% 73.0% 6.93%
2015 -23.0% -31.0% 0.6% 56.00%
2014 -10.8% -26.2% 55.4% 48.45%

NAV & Total Return History

FRGOX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FRGOX Category Low Category High FRGOX % Rank
Net Assets 883 M 2.18 M 1.77 B 21.19%
Number of Holdings 80 22 325 27.12%
Net Assets in Top 10 427 M 178 K 1.33 B 21.19%
Weighting of Top 10 43.80% 14.8% 72.6% 66.10%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. B2Gold Corp 6.41%

  2. Barrick Gold Corp 6.00%

  3. Anglogold Ashanti Ltd ADR 5.72%

  4. Newcrest Mining Ltd 5.27%

  5. Alamos Gold Inc 4.52%

  6. Perseus Mining Ltd 3.55%

  7. Newmont Goldcorp Corp 3.47%

  8. Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd 3.13%

  9. Eldorado Gold Corp 2.94%

  10. Pretium Resources Inc 2.79%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
Stocks
98.16% 19.96% 100.93% 55.08%
Cash
1.53% -0.93% 80.17% 39.83%
Convertible Bonds
0.24% 0.00% 2.04% 7.63%
Bonds
0.07% 0.00% 8.67% 11.86%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 86.44%
Other
0.00% -1.01% 22.00% 85.59%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
Basic Materials
93.15% -1.29% 99.67% 27.97%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 34.06% 88.98%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 18.26% 88.98%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 0.88% 88.98%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 44.40% 91.53%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 14.10% 88.14%
Financial Services
0.00% -0.01% 0.97% 84.75%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 81.56% 89.83%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 3.81% 86.44%
Consumer Defense
0.00% -0.32% 10.93% 87.29%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 18.35% 91.53%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
Non US
94.69% 0.34% 94.69% 2.54%
US
3.47% 3.09% 95.10% 98.31%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
1.53% -0.93% 80.17% 39.83%
Corporate
0.31% 0.00% 10.71% 14.41%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 0.48% 88.98%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 86.44%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 86.44%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 5.03% 86.44%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
US
0.07% 0.00% 8.67% 10.17%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 2.74% 86.44%

FRGOX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FRGOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.73% 0.47% 11.69% 29.82%
Management Fee 0.47% 0.00% 1.25% 4.24%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 97.30%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.01% 1.00% 79.31%

Sales Fees

FRGOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 5.00% 91.30%

Trading Fees

FRGOX 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.

FRGOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 12.82% 6.00% 528.00% 15.25%

FRGOX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FRGOX Category Low Category High FRGOX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 11.36% 93.22%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FRGOX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

FRGOX Category Low Category High FRGOX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.90% -2.27% 2.86% 92.98%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

FRGOX - Managers

Steve M. Land

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 01, 1999

20.51

20.5%

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

13.76

13.8%

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


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.34

Category High

31.67

Category Average

8.97

Category Mode

13.18