Franklin Low Duration Total Return Fund

3 / 5 Stars
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Zacks Investment Research
4 (Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
D+ (Sell)

#49 in Short-Term Bond

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The fund has returned 2.19 percent over the past year, 1.59 percent over the past three years, and 3.12 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 0.9%
1 Year 2.2%
3 Years (Annualized) 1.6%
5 Years (Annualized) 3.1%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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The investment seeks a high level of current income while preserving of capital. The fund invests primarily in investment grade debt securities and investments, including government and corporate debt securities, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, floating rate corporate loans and debt securities, and municipal securities, targeting an estimated average portfolio duration of three years or less. It may also invest up to 20% of its total assets in non-investment grade debt securities.


Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Franklin Low Duration Total Return Fund has an expense ratio of 0.80 percent.

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

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