Franklin Balanced Fund

4 / 5 Stars
3 2 4 4 1
Zacks Investment Research
3 (Hold)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
B- (Buy)

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The fund has returned 16.54 percent over the past year, 9.92 percent over the past three years, and 13.50 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 7.1%
1 Year 16.5%
3 Years (Annualized) 9.9%
5 Years (Annualized) 13.5%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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The investment seeks both income and capital appreciation. The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of stocks (substantially dividend paying), convertible securities and debt securities. It normally invests at least 25% of its total assets in debt securities, including bonds, notes, debentures and money market securities. In addition, the fund normally invests at least 25% of its total assets in equity securities, primarily common and preferred stock.


Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Franklin Balanced Fund has an expense ratio of 1.80 percent.

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Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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