Three ways to buy Thrivent funds

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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.

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.


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.
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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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Why market timing doesn’t work

By Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor | 08/30/2022

When the stock market starts to fluctuate, do you get the urge to move your funds in the hopes of boosting your returns?

Resist that urge. Because while attempting to time the market may boost your returns initially, it could also hurt you financially in the long run.

The downsides of market timing 

Let’s start with a definition. Market timing is the act of moving money in and out of the financial markets or switching between mutual fund asset classes, while trying to predict the future direction of the market. In other words, it involves making a series of decisions based on an endless cycle of fickle market and economic conditions.

Before giving in to the lure of market timing, here are some of the important factors to consider:

  • Even if you sell your shares at the market’s peak, your good fortune is quickly on the line again when you try to guess the exact right time to reenter the market.
  • Market timing is a tedious, time-consuming and imperfect pursuit that has no guarantee of success in the long run.
  • When you time the market, you’re betting against experienced market analysts who are also trying to make timely buying and selling decisions in an attempt to beat market averages. Yet even with all their experience and resources, those analysts can get it wrong.

Another way to deal with market volatility 

Volatility in the market often tests the resolve of investors. The more volatile the market, the more likely investors are to shed their stocks and head to the sidelines. However, you should keep this in mind:

  • Volatility is normal in an active market.
  • If you’re a long-term investor with a timeline of 10 years or more, dozens of studies have shown that selling your stocks or mutual funds during a volatile period may have a negative impact on your long-term returns.
  •  While it’s easy to get out of the market when things seem to be heading south, it’s also very easy to miss the best performing days by not getting back in at just the right time. And if you miss those good days, your performance will likely be much worse than if you had simply stayed in the market the whole time.

A better approach: Treat stock market investing like the long-term strategy it is. Choose carefully. Be patient. And if you’ve done your homework, chances are the market will do what it’s always done—over time. If you’re going to move your funds, move them strategically in a way that is consistent with the asset allocation that fits your investing objectives and risk tolerance.