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FISCX Franklin Convertible Securities A

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Fund FISCX Franklin Convertible Securities A CWB SPDR® Blmbg Barclays Convert Secs ETF  
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100% 95%
Annual Fees
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$86.49
(0.86% Exp. Ratio)
$40.23
(0.40% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 0.57% annual return
$9,141.46 $10,503.36
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$1,361.90
Return
As of 10/31/16
1 YR RETURN 6.41%
3 YR 5.25%
5 YR 9.06%
10 YR 6.01%
1 YR RETURN 6.74%
3 YR 6.08%
5 YR 9.47%
10 YR --
Description
The investment seeks to maximize total return, consistent with reasonable risk, by seeking to optimize capital appreciation and high current income under varying market conditions. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in convertible securities. It may invest up to 100% of its assets in securities that are rated below investment grade; however, the fund will not invest more than 10% of its assets in non-convertible debt securities rated below B. It may invest up to 20% of its net assets in other securities, such as common or preferred stocks and non-convertible debt securities.
The investment seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Convertible Bond >$500MM Index. The fund invests substantially all, but at least 80%, of its total assets in the securities comprising the index or in securities that the Adviser determines have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the economic characteristics of the securities that comprise the index. The index is designed to represent the market of U.S. convertible securities with outstanding issue sizes greater than $500 million. It is non-diversified.

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