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MUTUAL FUNDS

Thrivent Account

You can purchase mutual funds right on our site with an online account.

Buy with a Thrivent account

  • Set up an account starting with as little as $50 per month.1
  • Access your online account at your convenience.
  • Purchase funds without transaction fees or sales charges.

MUTUAL FUNDS & ETFS

Financial Professional

For guidance when investing, ask a financial professional about buying Thrivent mutual funds & ETFs.

Buy with a financial professional

  • Receive investment help from an experienced professional.
  • Build a relationship through in-person meetings.
  • Get help planning for life’s goals such as saving and retirement.
  • Additional fees may apply.

MUTUAL FUNDS & ETFS

Brokerage Account

If you already have a brokerage account, our mutual funds & ETFs can be purchased through online brokerage platforms by searching for Thrivent Mutual Funds and ETFs.

Buy with a brokerage account

  • Add Thrivent Mutual Funds and ETFs to your investments within your existing portfolio.
  • Take advantage of your account to keep your investments in one place.
  • Additional fees may apply.
Not quite ready?

We want you to invest your money wisely and with confidence.
Here are some other options that may help you.

  • Take our quiz to determine your personal investment style.
  • Talk to your financial advisor about ETFs.
  • Sign up for our monthly investing insights newsletter.

 

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This ETF is different from traditional ETFs. Traditional ETFs tell the public what assets they hold each day. This ETF will not. This may create additional risks for your investment. For example:

 - You may have to pay more money to trade the ETF’s shares. This ETF will provide less information to traders, who tend to charge more for trades when they have less information.

 - The price you pay to buy ETF shares on an exchange may not match the value of the ETF’s portfolio. The same is true when you sell shares. These price differences may be greater for this ETF compared to other ETFs because it provides less information to traders.

 - These additional risks may be even greater in bad or uncertain market conditions.

 - The ETF will publish on its website each day a “Proxy Portfolio” designed to help trading in shares of the ETF. While the Proxy Portfolio includes some of the ETF’s holdings, it is not the ETF’s actual portfolio.

The differences between this ETF and other ETFs may also have advantages. By keeping certain information about the ETF secret, this ETF may face less risk that other traders can predict or copy its investment strategy. This may improve the ETF’s performance. If other traders are able to copy or predict the ETF’s investment strategy, however, this may hurt the ETF’s performance. For additional information regarding the unique attributes and risks of the ETF, see the Principal Risks section of the prospectus.

1 New accounts with a minimum investment amount of $50 are offered through the Thrivent Mutual Funds "automatic purchase plan." Otherwise, the minimum initial investment requirement is $2,000 for non-retirement accounts and $1,000 for IRA or tax-deferred accounts, minimum subsequent investment requirement is $50 for all account types. Account minimums for other options vary.

Thrivent ETFs may be purchased through your financial professional or brokerage platforms.

Contact your financial professional or brokerage firm to understand minimum investment amounts when purchasing a Thrivent ETF.

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INVESTING ESSENTIALS

How to handle market volatility

When investing in the stock market, it’s important to have a plan for managing market volatility. Keep in mind, there is no perfect plan that can counter all the negatives when volatility happens, and the markets drop. However, since 1985, the stock market ended in positive territory more than 75% of calendar years. The graph below shows this history of intra-year declines compared with calendar year returns for the S&P 500® Index, which is a market-cap weighted index that represents the average performance of a group of 500 large-capitalization stocks.

Chart of S&P 500 Index intra-year declines vs. calendar year returns 1983-2023
Chart of S&P 500 Index intra-year declines vs. calendar year returns 1983 - 2023

Finding comfort in market volatility is the key to investing in the markets. Markets go up and down, and volatility can also vary greatly with the types of investments you select.

Whatever happens with the market, there are steps you can take that may help to handle the effects of volatility.

Here are 3 ideas to consider:

1. Diversify
Balance your portfolio by increasing the diversification of products and asset classes you include—which could help with downside protection and reduce risk during volatile market periods.

2. Don’t try to time the market.
Timing the market or making decisions by attempting to predict the future is not a practical strategy. It is very risky, can result in high fees and potentially leads to lower long-term returns.

3. Keep buying even during volatile periods
Dollar cost averaging is the strategy of investing a set amount of money in an investment on regular periodic intervals. If you’re invested in a company-sponsored retirement plan at work, there’s a good chance you’re already using dollar cost averaging through your regular payday contributions to your plan.

What makes dollar cost averaging popular with investors is it avoids the risk of trying to time the market. You may have investments made at times when prices are high, but the intent is you’ll also hopefully have investments made at times when prices are low—averaging out your purchasing power.

Volatility will always be a part of the market, but there are options to help smooth out the bumps. Keep in mind, although these can help reduce the risk of investing, nothing can eliminate risks. These steps cannot guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

Learn more about how we can help plan your path to investing.

 


 

Any indexes shown are unmanaged and do not reflect the typical costs of investing. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.

Results shown assume reinvestment of dividends or interest.

Index performance is not indicative of the performance of any Thrivent product.

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

The concepts presented are intended for educational purposes only. This information should not be considered investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security, strategy, or product.