How to buy mutual funds & ETFs from Thrivent

We’re delighted you’re considering our funds. No matter how you buy, we’re here to help you invest with confidence.

Buy mutual funds online through Thrivent Funds

To buy mutual funds you can open an account and purchase funds right on our site.

Why buy online?

  • Set up an account starting with as little as $50 per month1
  • Access your online account at your convenience.
  • Purchase funds without transaction fees or sales charges.

 

Buy funds through your financial professional

Need more guidance? Interested in an ETF? Ask your financial professional about Thrivent Mutual Funds and ETFs.

Why work 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, when working with a financial professional.

 

Buy through your brokerage account

Our mutual funds & ETFs can be purchased through online brokerage platforms. Search for Thrivent Mutual Funds and ETFs when making your selections.

Why buy through 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.

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

 

Need more help?
  • For mutual funds help, call us at 800-847-4836, or email contactus@thriventfunds.com.
  • For ETFs, contact your financial professional or brokerage firm.
  • For additional help visit our support page.

 

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

4 reasons mutual funds may work for you

05/31/2022
05/31/2022

Mutual funds are owned by about 100 million Americans.i But are they right for you? A mutual fund is a diversified portfolio of investments, such as stocks or bonds, managed by a professional investment manager or team of managers. When you buy shares of a mutual fund, you are essentially buying a piece of its entire portfolio.

Below are a few reasons why a mutual fund may be a fit for your investment needs.

You can start with a low initial investment

Mutual funds are often popular because they offer access to the stock and bond markets—as well as professional management and a diversified portfolio—for a relatively modest initial investment. So, you can get into the market for as little as $50 a month. While mutual funds provide the potential to grow your money or generate income, they also carry the risk of loss of capital—just like stocks and bonds themselves. For example, when investing in a Thrivent mutual fund, you could get started with a $50 per month automatic investment.ii

“No-load” mutual funds can help reduce costs

You may have heard of “no-load” mutual funds. With a no-load fund, you would not be charged a commission or sales charge when you make your investment. This may be one benefit of making a purchase directly with a mutual fund firm versus with a brokerage firm, although there are discount brokerage firms that may not charge commissions or fees, as well.

Leverage professional investment management

With a mutual fund, a professional investment manager determines which asset classes belong in your portfolio. You eliminate the need to build your own portfolio and manage this day-to-day to stay in line with your investment objectives. This likely will reduce the time you spend managing your investments and allow you to plug into a team of experienced financial professionals. Some investors choose mutual funds simply for the convenience and time-saving aspects of having a team of professionals working to manage their investments.

Increase diversification of your investments

Diversification—the practice of investing in a broad range of investments to mitigate investment risk—is a fundamental tenet of investing. Someone who invested all of their money in just one stock could lose their entire investment, theoretically, if that stock became worthless. Someone who invested in that stock plus many others would face less risk.

One of the benefits of mutual fund investing is that it allows you to own a diversified portfolio for potentially less than it would cost you to build a prudently diversified portfolio on your own. Buying just 100 shares of a $30 stock, for example, would cost $3,000. Bonds are often sold in denominations of $1,000, $5,000 or higher. By contrast, a $3,000 investment in a mutual fund could get you a stake in a portfolio containing dozens or hundreds of individual securities, providing far greater diversification. Although diversification cannot eliminate risk, it may help mitigate losses in a down market.

If a mutual fund sounds like it may fit your needs, your next step may be to learn more about different types of Thrivent mutual funds.


Investment Company Institute Fact Book, 2018

ii 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.


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