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Franklin Natural Resources Adv (FNRAX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of Franklin Natural Resources Adv (FNRAX) Fund

    Last Trade: $42.80 on 8/22/2014, Change: -0.26 (-0.6%)

 

Graph of Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) ManagerFund Manager - Steve Land

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 15.4 years
Fund Family: Franklin Templeton Investments
Fund Category: Natural Resources
Fund Performance: Jul 30, 2014
Fundmojo Fund Grade: C (Score: 0.51)     (What does this score mean?)

 

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Fund Profile and Description

Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund seeks high total return. Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund normally invests at least 80% of net assets in the equity and debt securities of companies in the natural resources sector. It predominantly invests in equity securities, primarily common stock. Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund may also invest up to 20% of net assets in equity or debt securities of any type of foreign or U.S. issuer. It may invest a significant portion of its assets in smaller capitalization companies, which are generally companies with a market capitalization of less than $1.5 billion at the time of the fund’s investment.

 

Franklin Natural Resources Adv (FNRAX) Fund Strength What we like about Franklin Natural Resources Adv (FNRAX) Fund

Data for Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) as of Jul 30, 2014

  • Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) management has been with Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund for 15.4 years
  • Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 20.38% vs 16.71% Natural Resources category median performance)
  • Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 9.82% vs 9.03% Natural Resources category median performance)
  • Asset base in Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 21.03% vs Natural Resources average of 47.51%. It is good that Franklin Natural Resources Adv management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) has a lower expense ratio than its Natural Resources average: 0.77% vs 1.45%
  • Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) Weakness What we are cautious about Franklin Natural Resources Adv (FNRAX) Fund

Data for Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) as of Jul 30, 2014

  • Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return -1.54% vs 1.20% Natural Resources category median performance)
  • Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) ratio of up-years vs down years can be improved
  • Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) is less safe compared to its Natural Resources peers
  • Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) does not have a good risk adjusted return as its 3-year Alpha of -15.1 is worse than category average of -9.48, and its 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.06
  • Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) is more volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 24.52 that is higher than category average of 21.1
  • As a Natural Resources focused fund, Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) is less diversified and has inherited sector risks associated with the fund
See Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) performance details as of Jul 30, 2014

 

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Compare Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX)Compare with other top Natural Resources category mutual funds

Aadditional top Natural Resources mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
Franklin Natural Resources Adv11.4220.38-1.549.82
Dreyfus Natural Resources A (DNLAX)7.8116.214.8111.08Compare
Fidelity Select Chemicals Portfolio (FSCHX)4.3220.6317.0121.61Compare
ICON Materials S (ICBMX)3.8418.6210.0714.04Compare

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Compare Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX)Compare with Natural Resources category ETFs

Some Natural Resources ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO)-2.62%8.59%0.81%
Global X Fertilizers/Potash ETF (SOIL)0.17%6.91%-9.16%
IQ Global Resources ETF (GRES)1.65%6.47%-0.55%
Guggenheim Timber (CUT)-6.91%4.53%8.88%
Global X Copper Miners ETF (COPX)13.98%23.79%-15.00%

 

Graph of Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) Net Asset TrackingFranklin Natural Resources Adv (FNRAX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of Franklin Natural Resources Adv fund (FNRAX)

DateNet Asset
07/2014$892.92M
06/2014$847.35M
03/2014$803.81M
More historic net asset information on Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX)

  

Graph of Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) Portfolio TrackingFranklin Natural Resources Adv (FNRAX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of Franklin Natural Resources Adv fund (FNRAX)

DateCashStockBondOther
06/20146.47%91.7%0%0.31%
03/20143.27%94.17%0%0.37%
12/20133.3%94.01%0%0.69%
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graph of Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in Franklin Natural Resources Adv (FNRAX) Fund

Discover what Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX) manager is buying

Jun 29, 2014
Schlumberger N.V. Common Stock [4.17%]
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation [3.65%]
Exxon Mobil Corporation Common [3.25%]
Halliburton Company Common Stoc [3.05%]
Occidental Petroleum Corporatio [2.94%]
Chevron Corporation Common Stoc [2.37%]
Southwestern Energy Company Com [2.33%]
Marathon Oil Corporation Common [2.32%]
BHP Billiton PLC ADR [2.16%]
Baker Hughes Incorporated Commo [1.95%]

Mar 30, 2014
Schlumberger N.V. Common Stock [4.69%]
Exxon Mobil Corporation Common [3.52%]
Halliburton Company Common Stoc [3.03%]
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation [2.99%]
Southwestern Energy Company Com [2.96%]
Occidental Petroleum Corporatio [2.94%]
Chevron Corporation Common Stoc [2.48%]
BHP Billiton PLC ADR [2.31%]
Baker Hughes Incorporated Commo [2.01%]
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, [1.87%]

Dec 30, 2013
Schlumberger N.V. Common Stock [4.58%]
Exxon Mobil Corporation Common [3.66%]
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation [3.26%]
Occidental Petroleum Corporatio [3%]
Southwestern Energy Company Com [2.59%]
Chevron Corporation Common Stoc [2.49%]
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, [2.46%]
BHP Billiton PLC ADR [2.33%]
Halliburton Company Common Stoc [2.33%]
Marathon Oil Corporation Common [1.81%]
Click here for Stock Holding Change Map in Franklin Natural Resources Adv Fund (FNRAX)

  

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