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Franklin Gold and Precious Metals A (FKRCX)

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Franklin Gold and Precious Metals A
Franklin Gold & Precious Metals FundOne Franklin ParkwaySan Mateo, CA 94403-1906
Phone: 800-342-5236
Fund Overview 
Category:Equity Precious Metals
Fund Family:Franklin Templeton Investments
Net Assets:981.02M
Year-to-Date Return:61.67%
Morningstar Rating:3 stars
Fund Inception Date:1969-05-19
Morningstar Style Box 
Equity Precious Metals
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Management Information 
Steve M. Land
Lead Manager since Apr 1, 1999
Land joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1997. Land holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Investment Information 
Min Initial Investment:1,000
Min Initial Investment, IRA:250
Min Initial Investment, AIP:50
Min Subsequent Investment:N/A
Min Subsequent Investment, IRA:N/A
Min Subsequent Investment, AIP:N/A
FKRCX can be purchased from 146 brokerages.

Fund Summary 
The investment seeks capital appreciation; current income is a secondary consideration. 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 regards to market capitalization, including small- and mid-capitalization companies. It also invests in American, Global and European Depositary Receipts. The fund is non-diversified.

Fund Operations 
Last Dividend (Nov 30, 2014) : 0.16
Last Cap Gain : 0.00
Annual Holdings Turnover (Dec 29, 2015) : 12.52%
Average for Category:52.40%
Fees & Expenses 
ExpenseFKRCXCategory Avg
Annual Report Expense Ratio (net):1.09%1.45%
Prospectus Net Expense Ratio:1.09%N/A
Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio:1.09%N/A
Max 12b1 Fee:0.25%N/A
Max Front End Sales Load:5.75%5.27%
Max Deferred Sales Load: N/A2.07%
3 Yr Expense Projection*:902679
5 Yr Expense Projection*:1,1411,044
10 Yr Expense Projection*:1,8272,005
* Per $10,000 invested