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Franklin Gold and Precious Metals A (acc) USD

Ranked 94 out of 104 in - Gold & Precious Metals over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Fred Fromm

Fred Fromm joined Franklin Templeton Investments as a management trainee in 1992 after gaining a BA in business economics from the University of California. He is currently vice president, portfolio manager and senior securities analyst at the company, and is lead manager on the Franklin Natural Resources Fund. He is a CFA Charterholder and is also a member of the Securities Analysts of San Francisco (SASF).

Stephen Land

Stephen Land has been at Franklin Templeton for the whole of his investment career. Having graduated with a BS in managerial economics from the University of California, he joined the Franklin Templeton Management Training program in 1997. He currently holds the position of vice president as well as managing the Franklin Natural Resources Fund.


The Funds principal investment objective is capital appreciation. Its secondary objective is income. Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests principally its net assets in securities issued by 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-, medium-, or short-life mines.

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Gold & Precious Metals over : 30/11/2016 - 30/11/2017
  • Rank 94/104 Total Return
  • Rank 55/104 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 96/104 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 12.1% -7.7% -5.3%
2016 52.4% 43.6% 35.5% -0.3% -21.5%
2015 -21.4% -4.5% 3.6% -16.8% -4.5%
2014 -11.0% 13.9% 13.0% -19.9% -13.7%
2013 -48.4% -17.6% -38.4% 16.7% -12.9%
2012 -15.8% -3.8% -18.5% 23.8% -13.3%
2011 -24.6% -5.1% -7.8% -10.2% -4.1%
2010 18.5% 12.6%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Cyprus
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Denmark
  6. Estonia
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Gibraltar
  11. Greece
  12. Guernsey
  13. Hong Kong
  14. Hungary
  15. Ireland
  16. Italy
  17. Jersey
  18. Korea
  19. Latvia
  20. Lithuania
  21. Luxembourg
  22. Macau
  23. Netherlands
  24. Norway
  25. Poland
  26. Portugal
  27. Singapore
  28. Slovakia
  29. Spain
  30. Sweden
  31. Switzerland
  32. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/04/2010
  • Share Class size85Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0496367417

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment5,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.00%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).