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Fixed Income Funds

Thrivent Income Fund (LBIIX)

You own shares of this fund

Class
Mutual Funds may offer different "classes" of shares. Classes indicate the type and number of fees or expenses an investor can expect to pay for shares in a fund.

Class S
These are no-load funds, meaning there are no front-end or back-end sales charges to purchase or sell shares. Prior to February 1, 2016, Class S shares were named Institutional Shares.

Class A
These are front-end load funds, and they are not available for purchase on ThriventFunds.com. You may be eligible to purchase these shares if you work with a financial representative.

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Class
Mutual Funds may offer different "classes" of shares. Classes indicate the type and number of fees or expenses an investor can expect to pay for shares in a fund.

Class S
These are no-load funds, meaning there are no front-end or back-end sales charges to purchase or sell shares. Prior to February 1, 2016, Class S shares were named Institutional Shares.

Class A
These are front-end load funds, and they are not available for purchase on ThriventFunds.com. You may be eligible to purchase these shares if you work with a financial representative.

Growth of $10,000

(as of 02/28/2020)

A look at this fund’s performance over the past 10 years or since the fund's inception (if less than 10 years), based on how an initial $10,000 investment would have changed over time.  Performance shown assumes the reinvest of all dividends and capital gains.  Performance of other share classes will vary from the results shown based on differences in sales charges and expenses. 

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(as of 02/28/2020)

A look at this fund’s performance over the past 10 years or since the fund's inception (if less than 10 years), based on how an initial $10,000 investment would have changed over time.  Performance shown assumes the reinvest of all dividends and capital gains.  Performance of other share classes will vary from the results shown based on differences in sales charges and expenses. 

Growth of $10,000
Year Value
2010 10,901.08
2011 11,537.54
2012 12,848.33
2013 12,847.08
2014 13,728.6
2015 13,639.16
2016 14,492.24
2017 15,398.67
2018 15,042.43
2019 17,079.72

Risk Potential

Risk Potential
The potential for risk within the Thrivent Mutual Funds has been categorized into five levels: Conservative, Moderately Conservative, Moderate, Moderately Aggressive, and Aggressive, ranging from lower risk potential to higher risk potential. Funds on the lower risk portion of the scale (Conservative, Moderately Conservative) are expected to have a lower degree of volatility and price fluctuations while those on the higher risk portion of the scale (Aggressive, Moderately Aggressive) are expected to have a higher degree of volatility and price fluctuations.

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Risk Potential
The potential for risk within the Thrivent Mutual Funds has been categorized into five levels: Conservative, Moderately Conservative, Moderate, Moderately Aggressive, and Aggressive, ranging from lower risk potential to higher risk potential. Funds on the lower risk portion of the scale (Conservative, Moderately Conservative) are expected to have a lower degree of volatility and price fluctuations while those on the higher risk portion of the scale (Aggressive, Moderately Aggressive) are expected to have a higher degree of volatility and price fluctuations.

Moderately Conservative

Morningstar Fixed Income Style Box

Thrivent Income Fund appeared as a medium credit quality, moderate interest rate sensitivity fund on the Morningstar Style Box™ as of 12/31/2019.

The Morningstar Style BoxTM reveals a fund’s investment strategy. For fixed-income funds, the vertical axis of the Fixed Income Style Boxes shows the credit quality of the bonds owned (high, medium, or low) and the horizontal axis shows interest rate sensitivity (limited, moderate, or extensive) as measured by a bond’s effective duration.

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Thrivent Income Fund appeared as a medium credit quality, moderate interest rate sensitivity fund on the Morningstar Style Box™ as of 12/31/2019.

The Morningstar Style BoxTM reveals a fund’s investment strategy. For fixed-income funds, the vertical axis of the Fixed Income Style Boxes shows the credit quality of the bonds owned (high, medium, or low) and the horizontal axis shows interest rate sensitivity (limited, moderate, or extensive) as measured by a bond’s effective duration.

Sensitivity Quality
Interest Rate Sensitivity: Moderate
Credit Quality: Medium

Fund Highlights

Net Asset Value (NAV)
The NAV is the fund’s value or price per share. The NAV is calculated by dividing the market value of all the fund’s shares (minus its liabilities) by the number of issued shares.

Daily NAV Change 
The daily NAV change is the difference between the fund’s current price per share and its price at the time of market close on the prior day.

Returns
Returns are calculated on a calendar-year and year-to-date basis. These returns, also known as trailing returns, illustrate fund performance over a specific time period, including capital appreciation as well as reinvested dividends and capital gains distributions. 

Net Annual Fund Operating Expenses
This figure represents the total percentage of a mutual fund’s assets used to maintain the fund, including operating expenses and management fees. It’s calculated by dividing the fund’s annual net operating expenses by the average dollar value of its assets, and includes the impact of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements that may have been in effect during the time period.

Sales Charges 
The commission paid by an investor upon investment in a fund.

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Net Asset Value (NAV)
The NAV is the fund’s value or price per share. The NAV is calculated by dividing the market value of all the fund’s shares (minus its liabilities) by the number of issued shares.

Daily NAV Change 
The daily NAV change is the difference between the fund’s current price per share and its price at the time of market close on the prior day.

Returns
Returns are calculated on a calendar-year and year-to-date basis. These returns, also known as trailing returns, illustrate fund performance over a specific time period, including capital appreciation as well as reinvested dividends and capital gains distributions. 

Net Annual Fund Operating Expenses
This figure represents the total percentage of a mutual fund’s assets used to maintain the fund, including operating expenses and management fees. It’s calculated by dividing the fund’s annual net operating expenses by the average dollar value of its assets, and includes the impact of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements that may have been in effect during the time period.

Sales Charges 
The commission paid by an investor upon investment in a fund.

Inception Date
10/31/1997

Net Asset Value
Daily NAV Change
N/A


Year to Date Return
3.43%
1 Year Return
13.99%

(as of 02/28/2020)


Net Annual Fund Operating Expenses
0.46%
Sales Charge
None

Fund Overview

Thrivent Income Fund seeks high current income while preserving principal. The Fund's secondary investment objective is to obtain long-term growth of capital in order to maintain investors' purchasing power.

This fund invests primarily in investment-grade corporate bonds, government bonds, asset-backed securities, and mortgage-backed securities. The Fund may also invest a portion of its assets in high yield bonds, leveraged loans and preferred stock, and may opportunistically invest in foreign issuers (including emerging market issuers), non-agency mortgage-backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities. The Fund typically has its largest allocation in BBB-rated bonds, which are the lowest-tier of investment grade bonds. The Fund uses derivatives in order to manage the Fund’s duration, or interest rate risk.

The portfolio management team seeks to add value through security selection and active management, and monitors risk in an effort to build a well-diversified portfolio. The team uses fundamental, quantitative and technical investment research techniques to determine which securities to buy and sell. The Fund’s investment advisor may purchase bonds of any maturity and generally focuses on U.S. companies that it believes are financially sound and have strong cash flows and earnings. The team also considers the macro-economic environment and performs an ongoing assessment of relative value and risk. Based on this market outlook, the Fund may take overweight and underweight positions in various sectors and industries and may reallocate across the higher and lower-quality segments of the bond market. The analysts perform research and provide buy/sell recommendations while the portfolio manager is responsible for portfolio construction and risk management.

The Fund’s value is influenced by a number of factors, including the performance of the broader market, and risks specific to the Fund’s asset classes, investment styles, and issuers. Debt securities are subject to risks such as declining prices during periods of rising interest rates and credit risk, or the risk that an issuer not pay its debt. High yield securities are subject to increased credit risk as well as liquidity risk. The value of U.S. government securities may be affected by changes in the credit rating of the U.S. government and may not be fully guaranteed by the U.S. government. The value of mortgage-related and other asset-backed securities will be influenced by the factors affecting the housing market and the assets underlying such securities. Foreign investments involve additional risks, such as currency fluctuations and political, economic and market instability, which may be magnified for investments in emerging markets. The Adviser's assessment of investments may prove incorrect, resulting in losses or poor performance. To the extent that the financials sector continues to represent a significant portion of the fund, the Fund will be sensitive to changes in, and its performance may depend to a greater extent on, factors impacting this sector. The use of derivatives such as futures involves additional risks and transaction costs. When bond inventories are low in relation to the market size, there is the potential for decreased liquidity and increased price volatility. The Fund may engage in active and frequent trading of portfolio securities, which may result in higher transaction costs and higher taxes. These and other risks are described in the prospectus.

Who Should Consider Investing?

The Fund may be suitable for investors who:

  • Seek a high level of income while preserving principal
  • Have a medium to long-term investment time horizon and a moderately conservative risk tolerance
  • Are willing to accept lower long-term returns in order to have a low to moderate level of risk and volatility

Our seasoned team of more than 110 investment professionals brings their deep expertise to managing each fund so you can feel confident in the choices you’re making. More than 80% have at least 10 years of experience, over 50% have more than 20 years of investment experience, and over 83% have earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, an advanced degree, or both.

Fund Details

Performance data cited represents past performance and should not be viewed as an indication of future results. Investment return and principal value of the investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted.