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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.

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OUR VIEW

A look ahead: Third quarter 2023 outlook

07/13/2023

07/13/2023

A look ahead: Third quarter 2023 outlook

Interest rates and inflation outlook

A strong labor market, fueling solid consumer spending, has helped both economic growth and market optimism but in our view a slowdown and possible recession has most likely not been averted, just delayed.

Certainly, the combined rate hikes from central banks across the world are likely to be draining financial liquidity. And while the economic impact of this lags, we think it is a question of when, not if, the economy feels its full impact.

Ironically, a strong economy now increases the odds of recession down the road if it keeps inflation elevated due to several factors. Under that scenario, the Fed would raise rates higher, tightening financial conditions further, which in turn would raise the odds of a policy mistake and a recession.

Currently, the bond market is expecting rates will rise an additional 0.5%, and we agree. While we do think more rate hikes are risky insofar as they increase the chances of a policy mistake (which could lead to a recession and a quick policy reversal to begin cutting rates), we expect the Fed to deliver the hikes, nevertheless.

We expect the Fed will raise rates 0.25% in July, then another 0.25% in the fall.


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Asset allocation views: Current outlook


 

Equity vs. Fixed Income

A handful of mega-cap growth technology stocks have largely driven performance in major U.S. stock indexes.

Naturally, this level of concentrated outperformance has led multiple market participants to tack toward near-term caution. Broadly speaking, we agree. A contraction in credit, soft manufacturing data, recessionary leading economic indicators, and mixed messaging from the housing market also present threats to the economic landscape.

We maintain a small overweight to equity, though slightly below the weights with which we began the year.

Equities

Equities

 

U.S. vs. Int’l.

We favor domestic over international in the intermediate-to-long term due to peak globalization and the increase in reshoring by U.S. companies, a higher degree of innovation domestically, greater demographic issues internationally, structural impediments to growth in Europe, and a more favorable climate for businesses (e.g. regulation) domestically.

In the near-term, the international vs. domestic outlook is less clear compared to three months ago, particularly in the Eurozone where the avoidance of severe recession last fall/winter resulted in what we believed was an excessive relative equity market return vs. the U.S. through March.


 

Market Cap

Large companies are generally outperforming smaller companies in 2023. This is consistent with typical late-cycle dynamics, where investors favor the relatively safer balance sheets and earnings growth of large firms as economic concerns take hold.

We currently believe that if the U.S. does experience a recession, it would be milder, which can provide an environment conducive for non-mega-cap companies to recapture some relative performance.

Given the elevated level of uncertainty around the economic outlook, we retain capacity to increase our small-mid exposure (likely via small caps) should sentiment fall, credit spreads widen, and the economy falls into a deeper recession.

Fixed-income

 

Duration

We expect rate volatility to remain elevated as the Federal Reserve (Fed) nears the end of its aggressive rate hiking campaign.

We expect the Fed to stop raising rates in the third quarter and then to hold rates steady with rate cuts in 2024 as inflation slows along with the economy.

We expect longer-term rates to decline over time as concerns over slower economic growth and a possible recession increase. We also expect the Treasury curve to steepen as the market prices in a peak in Fed Funds and subsequent cuts.


 

Credit Quality1

In the second half of 2023, we expect credit markets to be increasingly driven by concerns over a slowing economy and the possibility of a recession due to tightening financial conditions and the lagged impact of higher interest rates.

Both investment-grade and high-yield corporate bond yields are below their long-term median and average. If the economy meaningfully slows credit spreads have downside due to rising default risk.

We are positioned moderately underweight credit risk within broad fixed-income portfolios as measured by spread duration. We favor high-quality fixed income such as investment-grade corporates versus lower quality fixed income.


1 Credit Quality ratings are determined by credit rating agencies Moody’s Investor Services, Inc. or Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, LLC.

The Senior Investment Team is discussing the asset classes, sectors and portfolios they oversee at a macroeconomic level. The views expressed are as of the date given unless otherwise noted and 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 recommendations of any particular security, strategy or product.

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Investing involves risks, including the possible loss of principal.


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February 2024 Market Update

02/07/2024

On the road to recovery

On the road to recovery

On the road to recovery

2024 is likely to deliver positive total returns in both stocks and bonds broadly. We remain mindful that volatility can spike or remain elevated for extended periods as economic or geopolitical uncertainty rises.

2024 is likely to deliver positive total returns in both stocks and bonds broadly. We remain mindful that volatility can spike or remain elevated for extended periods as economic or geopolitical uncertainty rises.

02/07/2024