Templeton Global Total Return Fund

Scorecard
4 / 5 Stars
Lipper
5 5 1 5 1
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
E+ (Sell)

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Performance

The fund has returned 6.98 percent over the past year, 5.47 percent over the past three years, and 9.82 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 2.7%
1 Year 7.0%
3 Years (Annualized) 5.5%
5 Years (Annualized) 9.8%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks total investment return consisting of a combination of interest income, capital appreciation, and currency gains. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests primarily in fixed and floating rate debt securities and debt obligations (including convertible bonds) of governments, government-related or corporate issuers worldwide (collectively, "bonds"). Bonds include debt securities of any maturity, such as bonds, notes, bills and debentures. It regularly uses various currency related transactions involving derivative instruments. The fund may buy bonds rated in any category, including securities in default. It is non-diversified.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Templeton Global Total Return Fund has an expense ratio of 1.40 percent.

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Risk

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

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