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Name

As of 07/12/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

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$18.29

$789 M

2.18%

$0.40

1.67%

Vitals

YTD Return

25.1%

1 yr return

18.9%

3 Yr Avg Return

-0.8%

5 Yr Avg Return

9.3%

Net Assets

$789 M

Holdings in Top 10

31.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$18.1
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 1.67%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load 1.00%

TRADING FEES

Turnover 18.91%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$1,000

IRA

$250


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 07/12/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$18.29

$789 M

2.18%

$0.40

1.67%

FRGOX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 25.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.59%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    FRANKLIN GOLD & PRECIOUS METALS FUND
  • Fund Family Name
    Franklin Templeton Group of Funds
  • Inception Date
    Jan 12, 1996
  • Shares Outstanding
    4139227
  • Share Class
    C
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Steve Land

Fund Description

Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of gold and precious metals operation companies. Gold and precious metals operation companies include companies that mine, process, or deal in gold or other precious metals, such as silver, platinum, and palladium, including mining finance and exploration companies as well as operating companies with long- or medium-life mines. Several metals, including non-precious metals such as copper, zinc or nickel, often can be found in the earth together and as a result, precious metals may not be the primary business of the company. For purposes of the Fund’s 80% policy, such companies may be considered to be gold and precious metals operation companies as long as the investment manager determines, in its sole discretion, that the company provides attractive exposure to precious metals.

The Fund is a "non-diversified" fund, which means it generally invests a greater portion of its assets in the securities of one or more issuers and may invest overall in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund.

The Fund 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. Currently a substantial portion of the companies in which the Fund invests are domiciled in Canada, although the mining operations of such companies often take place in other countries, including emerging and frontier markets. The Fund may invest in companies without regard to market capitalization, and may heavily invest in small- and mid-capitalization companies. The Fund primarily invests in equity securities, primarily common stock. The Fund also invests in American, Global and European Depositary Receipts.

The Fund’s investment manager looks for companies with low cost reserves and experienced management teams with established track records, particularly focusing on companies with long life production profiles, expandable resource bases, and active exploration programs that can potentially drive future reserve and production growth.

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FRGOX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FRGOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 25.1% -26.4% 35.6% 13.85%
1 Yr 18.9% -47.8% 34.2% 38.46%
3 Yr -0.8%* -20.1% 6.6% 75.38%
5 Yr 9.3%* -1.1% 14.0% 36.92%
10 Yr 2.4%* -5.3% 6.8% 75.00%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FRGOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 -1.5% -19.2% 10.1% 90.77%
2022 -24.0% -32.9% -1.3% 95.38%
2021 -13.5% -51.0% 70.4% 72.31%
2020 27.5% 10.6% 63.4% 48.44%
2019 50.4% -1.0% 54.7% 12.07%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FRGOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 25.1% -26.4% 35.6% 13.85%
1 Yr 18.9% -47.8% 34.2% 38.46%
3 Yr -0.8%* -20.1% 6.6% 75.38%
5 Yr 9.3%* -1.1% 14.0% 36.92%
10 Yr 2.4%* -5.3% 6.8% 75.00%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FRGOX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 1.2% -19.2% 12.3% 83.08%
2022 -24.0% -32.9% 2.7% 95.38%
2021 -4.4% -23.6% 80.2% 18.46%
2020 42.5% 10.6% 70.6% 15.63%
2019 50.4% 0.7% 58.5% 22.41%

NAV & Total Return History


FRGOX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FRGOX Category Low Category High FRGOX % Rank
Net Assets 789 M 8.82 M 13.7 B 35.38%
Number of Holdings 195 24 265 6.15%
Net Assets in Top 10 305 M 8.84 M 8.2 B 46.15%
Weighting of Top 10 31.57% 31.6% 83.1% 98.46%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Newmont Corp. 4.21%
  2. Red 5 Ltd. 3.87%
  3. Perseus Mining Ltd. 3.79%
  4. Barrick Gold Corp. 3.71%
  5. Endeavour Mining plc 3.38%
  6. Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. 2.89%
  7. G Mining Ventures Corp. 2.61%
  8. Alamos Gold, Inc., Class A 2.40%
  9. Emerald Resources NL 2.37%
  10. Newmont Corp. 2.33%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
Stocks
98.34% 75.63% 120.97% 81.54%
Cash
0.52% 0.00% 18.70% 80.00%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.84% 72.31%
Other
0.00% -1.54% 17.73% 80.00%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 72.31%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.85% 76.92%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
Basic Materials
99.72% 93.10% 100.00% 83.08%
Industrials
0.26% 0.00% 4.56% 10.77%
Utilities
0.02% 0.00% 0.02% 4.62%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 0.19% 72.31%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 72.31%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 72.31%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.14% 72.31%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 2.88% 73.85%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 72.31%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 72.31%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 2.75% 72.31%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FRGOX % Rank
Non US
84.61% 0.00% 94.39% 9.23%
US
13.73% 1.43% 116.42% 93.85%

FRGOX - Expenses

Operational Fees

FRGOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.67% 0.39% 5.11% 18.46%
Management Fee 0.47% 0.35% 1.00% 13.85%
12b-1 Fee 1.00% 0.00% 1.00% 94.29%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.10% 0.25% 61.54%

Sales Fees

FRGOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load 1.00% 1.00% 1.00% 66.67%

Trading Fees

FRGOX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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 18.91% 1.00% 114.00% 44.44%

FRGOX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FRGOX Category Low Category High FRGOX % Rank
Dividend Yield 2.18% 0.00% 4.36% 15.38%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FRGOX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual Annual SemiAnnual Annual

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FRGOX Category Low Category High FRGOX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.59% -18.00% 5.11% 90.77%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Distributions History

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FRGOX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Steve Land


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 01, 1999

23.18

23.2%

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

16.42

16.4%

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
1.25 34.34 11.89 3.67