Templeton Global Total Return Fund (TGTRX) Class A

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Templeton Global Total Return Fund (TGTRX) is a popular world bond mutual fund. It invests in fixed and floating rate debt securities and debt obligations (including convertible bonds) of governments, government-related or corporate issuers worldwide. This fund has a high yield for income.

This bond fund is managed by Michael J. Hasenstab and Sonal Desai. The current yield is 7.86%. It has an expense fee of 1.01%. This class A fund has a sales load of 4.25%. It has $8.3 billion of assets. You can invest in this fund with $1,000 initial investment.

TGTRX Fund Profile

    Templeton Global Total Return Fund (TGTRX) Class A
  • Fund Inception Date: 09/30/2008
  • Ticker Symbol: TGTRX
  • CUSIP: 880208889
  • Beta (3yr): 0.65
  • Rank in category (YTD): 15%
  • Category: World Bond
  • Distribution Yield: 7.86%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 1.01%
  • Net Assets: $ 8.3 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 5 years
  • Number of Years Down: 1 year
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 29%

Templeton Global Total Return Fund Performance

Morningstar has ranked this world bond fund with 4 stars and silver rating. I 2015, it has year-to-date return of -1.09% (up to July 26, 2015). It has returned -3.72% over the past 1 year, 4.54% over the past 3 years, and 5.37% over the past 5 years.

Top 4 sectors are government bond, corporate bond, convertible, and commercial MBS. This bond fund has an effective duration of 0.77 years. The average effective maturity is 3.19 years.

Other of this fund’s classes are:
  • Templeton Global Total Return A LW (TGTRX.LW)
  • Templeton Global Total Return Adv (TTRZX)
  • Templeton Global Total Return C (TTRCX)
  • Templeton Global Total Return R6 (FTTRX)
Pros:
  • The Templeton Global Total Return Fund has consistent return for the past 5 years.
  • It has a high yield for income.
Cons:
  • This class A fund has a high sales load.

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