Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 1
I don't know much about Franklin Templeton, but, I picked a Franklin Growth fund (TEPLX) at random and see that they have a front end load of 5.75% (a one time charge when you buy) and an expense ratio of 1.11% (which is taken from fund performance each year). Do you have any transaction costs by your broker?
For comparison one could buy Vanguard's Total Stock Market index fund (VTSMX) which does not have a load and an expense ratio of 0.17 and no transaction cost if purchased directly with Vanguard.
The Vanguard fund has outperformed the Franklin fund over the past 5 years.
http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=TEPLX+Interactive#symbol=...
For my money I would go with the Vanguard index fund.
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement