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Franklin Total Return A FKBAX

Analyst rating as of
NAV / 1-Day Return
8.35  /  0.39 %
Total Assets
3.4 Bil
Adj. Expense Ratio
Expense Ratio
Fee Level
Above Average
Longest Manager Tenure
3.92 years
Intermediate Core-Plus Bond
Credit Quality / Interest Rate Sensitivity
Medium / Moderate
Min. Initial Investment
TTM Yield
Effective Duration
5.91 years

Morningstar’s Fund Analysis FKBAX

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Franklin Total Return’s team and approach has seen changes in recent years, including incorporating more quantitative resources and inputs than many peers. These changes haven’t yet demonstrated their value, though, and the strategy often takes outsize risks that have not paid off over the long haul. It earns a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Neutral for its cheaper share classes and Negative for its pricier ones.

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