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Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund Class A (FKRCX)

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Equity precious metals
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Investment Objective 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 companies located outside the U.S. 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.


1 month-13.85% 3 years-29.14%
3 months-5.17% 5 years-24.13%
1 year-29.05% Since inception+3.96%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Equity precious metals

Performance 5-yr return-24.13%-22.05%
Expense ratio1.07%1.50%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio-0.63-0.57
Net assets$651.1M$406.2M
Average market cap$1.2B$2.6B
Average P/E--23.1
Portfolio turnover13%13%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyFranklin Templeton Investments
Fund manager & tenureSteve Land / 16 Years
Minimal initial investment$1,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$250.00


International stock91.92%
Fixed income6.86%
U.S. stock0.37%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Industrial materials 100.00%
Business service 0.00%
Consumer goods 0.00%
Consumer service 0.00%
Energy 0.00%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
AU AngloGold Ashanti Ltd6.33%
-- 5.31%
-- 4.87%
-- 4.68%
GOLD Randgold Resources Ltd4.21%
-- 3.95%
-- 3.94%
-- 3.56%
-- 3.55%
-- 3.33%