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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.

 

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. Expand for more info.
  • 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.

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

Investing $50 a month could add up nicely for your retirement

03/15/2022

By Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor | 03/15/2022

It’s a common myth that you need a few thousand dollars to begin investing. It actually works in your favor to start investing early — even with as little as $50 a month — rather than to wait until you have a few thousand dollars saved up. Although investing involves risk, through time and the power of compounding, your $50-a-month investment can contribute significantly to larger financial goals.

Commit to your goals

An easy way to start investing is to use an automatic purchase plan, which allows you to set a monthly amount that works with your budget. With Thrivent Mutual Funds, our automatic purchase plan1 lets you invest a minimum of $50 a month and gives you the opportunity to increase that amount if-and-when your budget allows. You may also add more to your account with one-time investments, such as a bonus from work or a tax refund.

Investing $50 a month adds up

Here’s how much a monthly $50 investment could bring you over a lifetime. This chart shows how over time your initial investment plus the earnings on the investment continue to grow and compound. Your original investment is just a portion of the potential for the growth of your investment — even at a moderate rate of 5% annual growth.

A more aggressive investment may provide an even higher return than the 5% shown above. For example, we can look at an average return closer to the S&P 500® Index (a market-cap-weighted index that represents the average performance of a group of 500 large cap stocks.)

From 1972 through 2021, the S&P 500 has grown at an average annual rate of 12.47%2. While it’s important to note that past performance does not guarantee future returns, let’s say that after the investment's expenses and fees, you are able to earn an average return of 10% per year.

In this example with a 10% return, you’ll see that the same $50-per-month investment quickly grows to an even more meaningful amount over time if it is earning a higher percentage of annual growth, and 10% may not be an unreasonable expectation based on the history of the S&P 500® Index. Keep in mind that achieving this average rate of return will, however, depend on the performance of the funds you select for your investment and being invested for the long term.

Invest early: Take advantage of compounding

Saving early allows you to grow your potential wealth more easily, with less initial contribution. If you’re catching up and haven’t been saving as much as you’d planned to for retirement, it’s never too late to assess your financial goals and begin investing to take advantage of the years you have leading into retirement or other goals. This chart gives you an idea of how much an investment of $50 per month could grow depending on your current age.

As you can see, $50 dollars could add up and contribute significantly to your financial goals if you are consistent with your investing plan. Learn more about how to get started or open an account with Thrivent Mutual Funds.

Gene Walden
Senior Finance Editor

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1New 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.

2Source: New York University, Historical Returns on Stocks, Bonds and Bills: 1928-2021

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