How to buy mutual funds & ETFs from Thrivent

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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.

 


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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.
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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

Why market timing doesn’t work

08/30/2022
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.


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Oil and gasoline prices have fallen, housing sales have stalled, used car prices have dropped, manufacturing activity has contracted, and the increase in the Consumer Price Index, a common measure of inflation, has moderated. While several other areas of the economy have not yet shaken rising costs, there are signs that inflation is slowing.

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A low-cost retirement plan for small business owners

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Small business owners can offer employees (and themselves) a tax-deferred retirement savings plan similar to the plans offered by larger corporations – but without incurring the high start-up and operating costs of a conventional retirement savings plan such as a 401(k).

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If you’re self-employed, you can still benefit from a tax-deferred retirement plan

If you’re self-employed, you can still benefit from a tax-deferred retirement plan

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If you’re self-employed, you can open a Simplified Employee Pension Plan (SEP) that may allow you to contribute thousands of dollars each year to a tax-deferred account. Learn more.

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