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MUTUAL FUNDS

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.

MUTUAL FUNDS & ETFS

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.

MUTUAL FUNDS & ETFS

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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Here are some other options that may help you.

  • Take our quiz to determine your personal investment style.
  • Talk to your financial advisor about ETFs.
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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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MARKET VOLATILITY

Market volatility’s impact on the markets

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Key points

Many volatile factors

Market volatility happens for many reasons including economic influences, geopolitical events and corporate reports.

Navigating volatility

Investors may be able to navigate volatile markets with long-term investing and diversification.



Investing markets are influenced by many factors, creating what’s called market volatility. From corporate earnings reports to global political instability to global pandemics and economic influencers like inflation and interest rates, there are many factors that can result in the prices of financial assets, such as stocks and bonds, going up or down.

CBOE Volatility Index and the S&P 500 Index from Jan. 1, 2003 to Dec. 31, 2022



As you can see from the chart, measurements of volatility are frequently reflected in performance in the S&P 500, which then affects the investments in your portfolio. The chart below better highlights market performance by calendar year, with a clear comparison of the number of positive versus negative years.
 

S&P 500 Index calendar year returns for each year from 1922 to 2023



Periods of increased market volatility will happen, and when they do, there’s a strong probability it will affect your investments. Two ways to navigate volatile markets include:

Adopting a long-term investing approach. As both charts demonstrate, even through the largest volatile swings of the last two decades, the S&P 500 Index maintained long-term growth—and maintained positive growth roughly 75% of the years since 1922. Long-term investors take the approach of riding out market swings in anticipation that their investments will recover from any dips with the next upswing.

Diversification. Not all types of investments are affected at the same time by the same amount when volatility influences markets. For example, investments in the energy sector performed well in 2022 but struggled in 2023. Other the other hand, investments in the information technology sector had low performance in 2022, but thanks in part to artificial intelligence, performed well in 2023.

 

S&P 500 sectors

Annual returns for key asset classes for years 2014 to 2023
Definition key for the asset class chart


Understanding market volatility

It’s important for investors to understand what kind of volatility is impacting markets like the S&P 500 Index. If you need assistance in evaluating your investment portfolio and how volatility may impact your investments, contact your Thrivent financial professional. Once you’ve evaluated your investment portfolio, start your investment journey with these three steps.

 

 

The concepts presented are intended for educational purposes only. This information should not be considered investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security, strategy, or product.

Thrivent financial professionals are registered representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. Thrivent Investment Management Inc. is an SEC-registered investment adviser and broker/dealer, and a member of FINRA and a subsidiary of Thrivent, the marketing name for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

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