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3 Franklin Templeton Funds Worth Considering


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With around $712.3 billion assets under management as of Mar 31, 2019, Franklin Templeton Investments is a well-known global investment management firm. It offers investment management strategies and integrated risk-management solutions to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts and partnerships.

Founded in 1947, Franklin Templeton Investments prides itself in offering "exceptional asset management" to its clients in more than 170 countries throughout the globe. It has presence in 17 countries and more than 600 investment professionals. Franklin Templeton Investments is the biggest cross-border fund management group in the world.

Below we share with you three top-ranked Franklin Templeton mutual funds. Each has earned a  Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1  (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can  click here to see the complete list of all Franklin Templeton mutual funds , their Zacks Rank and past performance.

Franklin Convertible Securities A FISCX invests a bulk of its assets in convertible securities. FISCX may invest almost all its assets in securities rated lower than investment grade. The fund may invest about one-fifth of its assets in preferred and common stocks as well as non-convertible debt securities. Franklin Convertible Securities A has returned 15.6% in the past three years.

As of March 2019, FISCX held 79 issues, with 2.52% of its assets invested in Atlassian Inc 0.62%.

Franklin Convertible Securities Fund Adv  FCSZX seeks maximum total returns through appreciation of capital and a high level of current income. FCSZX invests a major portion of its assets in convertible securities. Though FCSZX may invest all of its assets in non-investment grade securities, it invests a maximum of 10% of its assets in unrated securities or those rated below B. Franklin Convertible Securities Fund has three-year annualized returns of 15.9%.

FCSZX has an expense ratio of 0.60% compared with the category average of 1.22%.

Franklin DynaTech Fund Advisor FDYZX seeks capital appreciation for the long run. FDYZX invests a major portion of its assets in equity securities issued by companies, which are believed to be leaders in innovation and benefiting from new industry conditions. Franklin DynaTech Fund Advisor has returned 25.1% over the past three years.

Rupert H. Johnson is one of the fund managers of FDYZX since 1968.

To view the Zacks Rank and the past performance of all Franklin Templeton mutual funds, investors can  click here to see the complete list of funds .

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This article appears in: Investing , Mutual Funds
Referenced Symbols: FCSZX , FISCX , FDYZX



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