FRGOX: Franklin Gold and Precious Metals C

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FRGOX Franklin Gold and Precious Metals C


Profile

FRGOX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 28.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 15.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.7%
  • Net Assets $1.06 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 43.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$22.75
$10.84
$22.90

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


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 28.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 15.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.6%
  • 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
    4419979
  • Share Class
    C
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Steve 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.


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Performance

FRGOX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FRGOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 28.4% -36.3% 41.7% 30.70%
1 Yr 53.8% -37.3% 66.1% 8.04%
3 Yr 15.9%* -27.1% 101.4% 27.36%
5 Yr 12.7%* -19.3% 59.1% 34.02%
10 Yr -5.8%* -14.6% 7.9% 85.33%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FRGOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 50.4% -25.1% 52.1% 4.55%
2018 -18.7% -46.3% -1.6% 46.23%
2017 -1.0% -39.4% 19.1% 90.20%
2016 42.2% 3.4% 50.2% 14.29%
2015 -23.0% -31.0% 0.0% 50.52%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FRGOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 28.4% -36.3% 41.7% 30.70%
1 Yr 53.8% -37.3% 66.1% 8.04%
3 Yr 15.9%* -27.1% 101.4% 30.19%
5 Yr 14.6%* -18.5% 59.1% 30.93%
10 Yr -3.0%* -14.6% 9.3% 72.00%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FRGOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 50.4% -25.1% 52.1% 4.55%
2018 -18.7% -46.3% -1.6% 48.11%
2017 -1.0% -9.5% 22.7% 96.08%
2016 54.4% 4.1% 73.0% 7.14%
2015 -23.0% -31.0% 0.6% 55.67%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

FRGOX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FRGOX Category Low Category High FRGOX % Rank
Net Assets 1.06 B 5.67 M 2.29 B 21.74%
Number of Holdings 106 22 305 13.91%
Net Assets in Top 10 461 M 1.98 M 1.47 B 25.22%
Weighting of Top 10 43.41% 17.6% 73.6% 67.83%

Top 10 Holdings

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
Stocks
95.03% 59.98% 100.75% 68.70%
Other
4.20% -1.00% 17.81% 15.65%
Cash
0.44% -0.75% 30.90% 89.57%
Convertible Bonds
0.21% 0.00% 2.16% 9.57%
Bonds
0.11% 0.00% 11.66% 13.04%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 76.52%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
Basic Materials
100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 24.35%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 35.81% 84.35%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 21.43% 86.96%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 5.95% 78.26%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 58.02% 86.96%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 17.20% 78.26%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 21.81% 77.39%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 73.01% 86.96%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 5.53% 76.52%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 10.68% 80.87%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 27.48% 86.96%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
Non US
89.99% 1.27% 91.14% 7.83%
US
5.04% 5.04% 98.01% 100.00%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
57.07% 28.44% 100.00% 93.91%
Corporate
42.93% 0.00% 71.38% 7.83%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 4.33% 82.61%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 76.52%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 76.52%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 49.49% 76.52%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
US
0.11% 0.00% 11.01% 11.30%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 2.51% 77.39%

Expenses

FRGOX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FRGOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.73% 0.47% 4.31% 28.95%
Management Fee 0.48% 0.00% 1.25% 5.22%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 91.67%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.03% 0.45% 73.91%

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% 78.26%

Trading Fees

FRGOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.50% 2.00% N/A

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% 8.00% 111.00% 6.36%

Distributions

FRGOX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FRGOX Category Low Category High FRGOX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 0.40% 77.39%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FRGOX Category Low Category High FRGOX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.90% -1.89% 4.18% 92.11%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

FRGOX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Steve Land


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 01, 1999

21.26

21.3%

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 Fromm


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2005

14.51

14.5%

Mr. Fromm has been a portfolio manager of the Fund since 2005, providing research and advice on the purchases and sales of individual securities, and portfolio risk assessment. He joined Franklin Templeton in 1992.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.16 32.42 9.71 13.93