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What's In a Name?

There's often more to a fund than its moniker.

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This story appears in the December 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Sometimes a fund's name doesn't tell the entire story. Take the Franklin Income Fund (FKINX), for instance. At first blush, you might think this is purely a bond fund-but you'd be wrong.

Around since 1948, this five-star Morningstar-rated fund has an average annual total return of 10 percent over the past five years. It has racked up impressive returns by investing in various dividend-paying stocks and income-producing bonds. As of July 30, some 53 percent of the fund's assets were invested in stocks and 39 percent in bonds.

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