Franklin Technology Fund

Franklin Templeton Investment Funds

Summary of Fund Objective

The Fund aims to achieve capital appreciation by investing at least two-thirds of its assets in equity securities of companies expected to benefit from the development, advancement and use of technology.

Investor Profile

  • Seeking capital appreciation by investing in equity securities.
  • Seeking a growth investment in the technology sector in the US and around the world.
  • Planning to hold their investment for the medium to long term.

Technology Sector Volatility and Outlook

What's Happening in the Technology Sector?

The tech sector has performed very well lately, so it's not surprising to see volatility pick up, especially with some of the recent issues.

In general, however, we see the outlook for technology as positive, digital transformation taking place through artificial intelligence, cloud computing and software as a service.

In this video, Jonathan Curtis, co-Manager, Franklin Technology Fund, looks at technology's growing impact on other industries, data privacy, and why he's positive on technology for 2018.

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Jonathan T. Curtis

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 11
  • Years Of Experience: 15

John Scandalios

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 23
  • Years Of Experience: 29

James Cross

  • California, United States
  • Years With Firm: 21
  • Years Of Experience: 21

What are the Key Risks?

The value of shares in the Fund and income received from it can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Performance may also be affected by currency fluctuations. Currency fluctuations may affect the value of overseas investments.

  • The Fund invests mainly in equity securities of technology companies worldwide. Such securities have historically been subject to significant price movements that may occur suddenly due to market or company-specific factors. As a result, the performance of the Fund can fluctuate significantly over relatively short time periods.
  • Other significant risks include: liquidity risk.
For full details of all of the risks applicable to this Fund, please refer to the “Risk Considerations” section of the Fund in the current prospectus of Franklin Templeton Investment Funds.