Templeton World Fund

Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
4 5 3 5 3
Zacks Investment Research
3 (Hold)
Standard & Poor's
4 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C+ (Hold)

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Performance

The fund has returned 23.67 percent over the past year, 12.08 percent over the past three years, 14.59 percent over the past five years, and 7.32 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 06.30.2014
Year to date 4.2%
1 Year 23.7%
3 Years (Annualized) 12.1%
5 Years (Annualized) 14.6%
10 Years (Annualized) 7.3%

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term capital growth. The fund invests primarily in the equity securities of companies located anywhere in the world, including emerging markets. Under normal circumstances, it will invest in issuers located in at least three different countries (including the U.S.). The equity securities in which the fund invests are primarily common stock, and may include smaller and midsize companies. Although the investment manager will search for investments across a large number of countries and sectors, from time to time, based on economic conditions, it may have significant positions in particular countries or sectors.

Fees

Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
Templeton World Fund has an expense ratio of 1.81 percent.

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Risk

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

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