Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund seeks capital appreciation by investing at least 80% of its net assets in the securities of companies around the world that mine, process or deal in gold and other precious metals such as platinum, palladium and silver. The Fund has a secondary goal of current income.

FUND MANAGERS

Steve Land

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 21
  • Years Of Experience: 22

Fred Fromm

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 26
  • Years Of Experience: 27

What are the Key Risks?

The value of shares in the Fund and income received from it can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Performance may also be affected by currency fluctuations. Currency fluctuations may affect the value of overseas investments.

  • The Fund invests mainly in equity and equity-related securities of gold and precious metal companies in both developed and emerging countries. Such securities have historically been subject to significant price movements, frequently to a greater extent than equity markets globally. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate very significantly over relatively short time periods.
  • Other significant risks include: currency risk, emerging markets risk, liquidity risk.
For full details of all of the risks applicable to this Fund, please refer to the “Risk Considerations” section of the Fund in the current prospectus of Franklin Templeton Investment Funds.