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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.


Financial Professional

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

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  • 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.


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.

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  • 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.
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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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The 4 long-term investment strategies to help increase gains

By Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor | 06/07/2022

You may wonder if you have the right long-term investment strategies in place. Many investors feel confident in making short-term investment decisions, which range for up to a three-year period, as these often take advantage of market trends. However, long-term investments typically span 10 years or longer and may raise additional questions.

If you’ve ever wondered, “Where are the markets heading?” or “Is my mutual fund diversified enough?”, you’re not alone. It can be tempting to withdraw investments earmarked for long-term goals when the market dips. Understanding these four long-term strategies may help you stay invested in your future and understand more about how to invest long term.

1. Stay invested through volatile markets

Historically, it has paid to stay invested through market ups and downs: the stock market has trended upward over the long haul, and it is notoriously difficult to predict when the market is going to shift. The financial crisis of 2008 saw the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index® (S&P 500®)—a market-cap-weighted index that represents the average performance of a group of 500 large-capitalization stocks—plummet to a low of 676.53 on March 9, 2009. It then rebounded over 200% to 2043.92 by December 31, 2015. Staying invested through a drop in the market may allow you to reap the benefits of a subsequent rebound. Missing the “best days” to be in the market, can significantly impact long-term performance over time.

While you can’t invest directly in an index and this performance does not include the typical costs of investing, the following chart shows the growth of $10,000 from 2007 through the end of 2021 if you could have invested it in the S&P 500. The lower half of the chart shows annualized returns if you had invested in the S&P 500 in 2007 and never sold, if you had missed the 10 best days, the 25 best days, or the 50 best days:

2. Invest using dollar-cost averaging

Dollar-cost averaging1 is an easy technique to set up with automated investments. Simply purchase the same dollar amount ($100 in the example below) in your mutual fund account every month or quarter. The cost of the shares may be higher one month and lower another month, but over time you could possibly benefit from an average purchase price. Purchasing at intervals reduces the risk of investing a large amount all at once when the cost of shares may be high.

Dollar-cost averaging illustration

Month Investment Cost per unit Total units purchased
May $100 $1.00 100
June $100 $0.95 105
July $100 $0.85 118
August $100 $1.05 95
4-month total $400 $0.96 418

Hypothetical example is for illustrative purposes only.

3. Reinvest dividends and capital gains

Mutual funds may periodically pay dividends and capital gains. If you set up your account so these payments automatically reinvest, you’ll purchase additional mutual fund shares and build your holdings without having to add more cash to your account. Similar to dollar-cost averaging, reinvesting dividends and capital gains can occur automatically at regular intervals.

4. Choose a diversified portfolio

Choosing a well-diversified portfolio that suits your individual risk tolerance can help when investing long term. With a mutual fund, you purchase shares of a fund invested in multiple stocks, bonds, and other securities, reducing the exposure investors take on when owning individual stocks tied to only one company’s performance. Thrivent Mutual Funds offers actively managed mutual funds that are diversified for a variety of risk tolerances, which means you can select a fund that aligns with your investing style and goals. Take the investing style quiz to learn what types of funds may suit your needs.

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

1Dollar-cost averaging does not ensure a profit, nor does it protect against losses in a declining market. Because dollar cost averaging involves continuous investing, investors should consider their long-term ability to continue to make purchases through periods of low price levels. While diversification can help reduce market risk, it does not eliminate it. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.