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Overview of Templeton Global Bond Advisor Fund (TGBAX)

Templeton Global Bond Advisor (TGBAX) a Zacks Ranked #5 (Strong Sell) was incepted in September 1986 and is managed by Templeton Global Advisors Limited. TGBAX seeks current income with capital appreciation and growth of income. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in 'bonds.' TGBAX also invests about 65% of its assets in issuers located in at least three countries (including the U.S.). Dividends, if any, are distributed monthly. Capital gains, if any, are distributed annually.

Templeton Global Bond Advisor, managed by Franklin Templeton, carries an expense ratio of 0.63%. Moreover, TGBAX requires a minimal initial investment of $0.

TGBAX has a history of dismal returns for over 5 years. Specifically, the fund’s returns over the 1, 3 year benchmarks; 3 year -4.2% and 5 year -0.3%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category, please click here .

TGBAX’s performance, as of the last filing, when compared to funds in its category was in the top 88% in 1 year, top 45% over the past 3 years, and in the 39% over the past 5 years.

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