How to buy mutual funds from Thrivent

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Buy online through Thrivent 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.

 

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Need more guidance? Ask your financial professional about Thrivent Mutual Funds.

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.

 

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Our funds can be purchased through other online brokerage platforms. Search for Thrivent Mutual Funds when making your selections.

Why buy through a brokerage account?

  • Add Thrivent Mutual Funds to 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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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. $50 a month automatic investment does not apply to the Thrivent Money Market Fund or Thrivent Limited Maturity Bond Fund, which have a minimum monthly investment of $100.

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David Royal
Chief Investment Officer
Mark Simenstad
Chief Investment Strategist
Steve Lowe
Head of Fixed Income

A closer look at market downturn

03/12/2020
By David Royal, Chief Investment Officer, Mark Simenstad, Chief Investment Strategist, and Steve Lowe, Head of Fixed Income | 03/12/2020

As the stock market continues to drop in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19), investors may be wondering what’s behind the continued sell-off.

Markets are becoming increasingly concerned that the impact of the virus may lead to a global economic downturn. Markets have also been underwhelmed by the response of governments and central banks to limit the economic and financial damage.

The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a global pandemic as COVID-19 has spread to more than 110 countries. While new cases have slowed significantly in China, the growth of cases outside of China has been increasing rapidly.

Elsewhere in the world, countries are implementing measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. For example, Italy, which has seen a sharp spike in cases, has shut down all retail shops except for grocery stores, pharmacies and a few others, in addition to limiting travel and large gatherings.

Similar actions have also taken place in the U.S., including cancellation of many events and conferences, closing of schools and college campuses, a ban on travel to and from Europe, suspension or postponement of the major professional sports leagues, and cancellation of March Madness.

These measures, while helping to slow the spread of the COVID-19, impact economic activity, which affects the expected earnings of companies and their stock prices.

Uncertainty continues

Presently, there is a high degree of uncertainty over the future course of the virus and the extent and duration of the economic damage. This uncertainty fuels the high level of volatility in markets.

  • Markets have been disappointed with the actions taken so far by the government to react to the crisis. Although the Federal Reserve (Fed) has cut rates and implemented other measures to support the functioning of the markets, fiscal stimulus plans are currently unclear.

  • Stocks have fallen sharply, but this decline is from record levels. While we have entered a “bear market” with the S&P 500® down more than 20%, we are at levels last seen in early 2019, just a little more than a year ago. Valuations are becoming more attractive, but uncertainty over future earnings persists.

Calming measures

So, what is needed to help calm markets?

  • Steps by the government to mitigate the impact on the economy and markets, including fiscal and other measures to support both households and businesses impacted by the economic slowdown.

  • Further steps by the Fed to provide liquidity to the markets, including rate cuts and an infusion of money into the economy. An end to the oil price war triggered by Saudi Arabia and Russia, which has caused oil prices to collapse.

  • Greater certainty over the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, particularly a decline in the growth rate of new cases. Such a decline has already taken place in China.

We expect market volatility to continue but ultimately decrease as markets gain increased clarity on the global pandemic and the economic fallout. That would allow markets to find a level that is appropriate based on the risks.

It’s important to remember that the U.S. economy was structurally sound heading into this crisis, with low unemployment and strong household finances.

In summary, this crisis will pass with time as others have before, and markets will begin to price in a recovery. Although volatility and uncertainty are likely to persist for a period of time, we see the potential for a quick market move upward as the uncertainty lessens. While investors should be prepared for these possibilities, it is important to put short-term volatility in the perspective of a long-term financial plan.

To see our Market Recaps every month and learn more about our perspective on the markets, subscribe to our Investing Insights newsletter.

Media contact: Samantha Mehrotra, 612-844-4197; samantha.mehrotra@thrivent.com


All information and representations herein are as of 03/12/2020, unless otherwise noted.

The views expressed are as of the date given, may change as market or other conditions change, and may differ from views expressed by other Thrivent Asset Management, LLC associates. Actual investment decisions made by Thrivent Asset Management, LLC will not necessarily reflect the views expressed. This information should not be considered investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or product. Investment decisions should always be made based on an investor's specific financial needs, objectives, goals, time horizon, and risk tolerance.

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