The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing at least 80% of its net assets in securities of developing- or emerging market issuers.

Rating Category: Diversified Emerging Mkts

Morningstar

The funds overall Morningstar Rating measures risk-adjusted returns and is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) rating metrics.

Years Ratings Funds
in category
3

4 Stars

702
5

4 Stars

603
10

3 Stars

305

Table Legend

  • Current
  • Historical
Historical Style Current Style Large Size
Medium
Small
Value Blend Growth
Style

Our strategy is built upon the following Templeton cornerstones, which have been in place for over half a century.

  • Search Globally. We believe bargains have no borders when searching for the best investment opportunities.
  • Seek Value. We search worldwide for stocks selling at prices we believe are low relative to their true value.
  • Perform Fundamental, Bottom-Up Research. We conduct in-person visits and perform extensive fundamental research to model a companys potential future earnings, cash flow and asset value relative to its stock price.
  • Practice Patient, Long-Term Investing. We evaluate a companys potential for earnings and growth over a five-year horizon.
  • Unsurpassed Global Resources. Our global reach includes offices in Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Bucharest, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai, Cape Town and Dubai.
  • Emerging Markets Exposure. The funds investment mix is designed to take advantage of dynamic emerging market growth opportunities as they arise across the globe.
  • Record of Low Correlation. Stock markets in emerging market countries are uniquely positioned in terms of industry strengths and economic drivers. This has contributed to a record of low correlation among these countries.
  • Managed by an Experienced Team. The Templeton Emerging Markets Group adheres to the same time-tested investment philosophy established by Sir John Templeton over 70 years ago.

What Are the Risks?

  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.
  • Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments.
  • Investments in developing markets, of which frontier markets are a subset, involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with these markets’ smaller size, lesser liquidity and lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets.
  • Because these frameworks are typically even less developed in frontier markets, as well as various factors including the increased potential for extreme price volatility, illiquidity, trade barriers and exchange controls, the risks associated with developing markets are magnified in frontier markets.
  • Templeton Developing Markets Trust is designed for the aggressive portion of a well-diversified portfolio.
  • These and other risk considerations are discussed in the fund’s prospectus.

Performance data represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may differ from figures shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions, and you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares.

Important Legal Information

  • All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments. Investments in developing markets, of which frontier markets are a subset, involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with these markets smaller size, lesser liquidity and lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets. Because these frameworks are typically even less developed in frontier markets, as well as various factors including the increased potential for extreme price volatility, illiquidity, trade barriers and exchange controls, the risks associated with developing markets are magnified in frontier markets. Templeton Developing Markets Trust is designed for the aggressive portion of a well-diversified portfolio. These and other risk considerations are discussed in the funds prospectus.
  • Most Franklin Templeton funds offer multiple share classes. Share classes are subject to different fees and expenses, which will affect their performance. In general, Class A/A1 have a maximum initial sales charge; Class C/C1 shares have a 1% contingent deferred sales charge; Class Z, Advisor Class and Class R6 shares have no sales charges nor Rule 12b-1 fees; Class R shares have no sales charges, but do have a Rule 12b-1 fee.
  • Total Returns include change in share price, assume reinvestment of all distributions, and reflect the deduction of fund expenses and applicable fees. Total Returns With Sales Charge: returns reflect the deduction of the stated sales charge. Total returns, distribution rate, and yields reflect any applicable expense reductions, without which the results for those impacted funds would have been lower.
  • For more information on any of our funds, contact your financial professional or download a prospectus. Investors should carefully consider a funds investment goals, risks, sales charges and expenses before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.

Footnotes

  1. A statistical measurement of the range of a funds total returns. In general, a higher standard deviation means greater volatility. Based on the funds monthly returns over the 3-year period ended as of the date of the calculation.
  2. A statistical measurement of a funds historical risk-adjusted performance. It is calculated by taking a funds excess return over that of the three-month Treasury bill divided by its standard deviation. Higher values generally indicate better historical risk-adjusted performance. Based on the 3 years ended as of the date of the calculation.
  3. The annualized percentage difference between a funds actual returns and its expected performance given its level of market risk, as measured by beta. Based on the 3-year period ended as of the date of the calculation.
  4. Public Offering Price — Purchase price for each share of the fund on a given day. It includes the maximum initial sales charge, if any.
  5. Net Asset Value — The amount per share you would receive if you sold shares that day.
  6. Source: Morningstar®. The style box reveals a funds investment style. The vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend, or growth). Placement is determined by fund portfolio holding figures most recently entered into Morningstars database and corresponding market conditions. Shaded areas show the past 3 years of quarterly data. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
  7. Source: Morningstar®. For each mutual fund and exchange traded fund with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on how a fund ranks on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure against other funds in the same category. This measure takes into account variations in a funds monthly performance, and does not take into account the effects of sales charges and loads, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The weights are: 100% 3-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% 5-year rating/40% 3-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% 5-year rating/20% 3-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent 3-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Morningstar Rating is for the named share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Past performance is not an indicator or a guarantee of future performance.
  8. ©2021 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
  9. A measure of the funds volatility relative to the market, as represented by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index-NR. A beta greater than 1.00 indicates volatility greater than the market. Based on the 3-year period ended as of the date of the calculation.
  10. Percentage of the funds returns explained by movements in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. 100 equals perfect correlation to the index. Based on the 3-year period ended as of the date of the calculation.
  11. The Gross Expense Ratio does not include an expense reduction and fee waiver related to the Funds investment in a Franklin Templeton money fund and/or other Franklin Templeton fund, contractually guaranteed through 4/30/21. Fund investment results reflect the fee reduction; without this reduction, the results would have been lower. Please see the prospectus for additional information.
  12. For net asset value (NAV) purchases, a 1% contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) may apply to shares redeemed within 18 months.
  13. Prior to 9/10/18, these shares were offered at a higher initial sales charge of 5.75%; thus actual returns would have differed. Total returns with sales charges have been restated to reflect the current maximum initial sales charge of 5.50%.
  14. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in them. Index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges.
  15. For performance reporting purposes, the inception date for Classes A/A1, R, R6, Z, and Advisor Class shares of all Franklin Templeton Funds is the date of effectiveness of the funds registration statement or the first day the fund commenced operations. For Class C shares, generally the inception date is the first day the fund commenced offering such shares. Exceptions: Templeton Global Balanced Fund Classes A and C use the inception date of the old Class A and C shares, renamed Class A1 and Class C1. For Franklin Mutual Series Funds and Franklin International Small Cap Growth Fund, the inception date for Classes A, C, R and R6 shares is the funds oldest class, Z or Advisor, inception date. Franklin U.S. Government Money Fund Class R6 inception date is the first day it commenced offering such shares.

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