How to buy mutual funds from Thrivent

We’re delighted you’re considering Thrivent Mutual Funds. No matter how you buy, we’re here to help you invest with confidence.

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.

 

Buy through a financial professional

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.

 

Buy through an investment account

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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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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INVESTING ESSENTIALS

The 4 long-term investment strategies to help increase gains

06/07/2022
By Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor | 06/07/2022

You may wonder if you have the right long-term investment strategies in place. Many investors feel confident in making short-term investment decisions, which range for up to a three-year period, as these often take advantage of market trends. However, long-term investments typically span 10 years or longer and may raise additional questions.

If you’ve ever wondered, “Where are the markets heading?” or “Is my mutual fund diversified enough?”, you’re not alone. It can be tempting to withdraw investments earmarked for long-term goals when the market dips. Understanding these four long-term strategies may help you stay invested in your future and understand more about how to invest long term.

1. Stay invested through volatile markets

Historically, it has paid to stay invested through market ups and downs: the stock market has trended upward over the long haul, and it is notoriously difficult to predict when the market is going to shift. The financial crisis of 2008 saw the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index® (S&P 500®)—a market-cap-weighted index that represents the average performance of a group of 500 large-capitalization stocks—plummet to a low of 676.53 on March 9, 2009. It then rebounded over 200% to 2043.92 by December 31, 2015. Staying invested through a drop in the market may allow you to reap the benefits of a subsequent rebound. Missing the “best days” to be in the market, can significantly impact long-term performance over time.

While you can’t invest directly in an index and this performance does not include the typical costs of investing, the following chart shows the growth of $10,000 from 2007 through the end of 2021 if you could have invested it in the S&P 500. The lower half of the chart shows annualized returns if you had invested in the S&P 500 in 2007 and never sold, if you had missed the 10 best days, the 25 best days, or the 50 best days:

2. Invest using dollar-cost averaging

Dollar-cost averaging1 is an easy technique to set up with automated investments. Simply purchase the same dollar amount ($100 in the example below) in your mutual fund account every month or quarter. The cost of the shares may be higher one month and lower another month, but over time you benefit from an average purchase price. Purchasing at intervals reduces the risk of investing a large amount all at once when the cost of shares may be high.

Dollar-cost averaging illustration

Month Investment Cost per unit Total units purchased
May $100 $1.00 100
June $100 $0.95 105
July $100 $0.85 118
August $100 $1.05 95
4-month total $400 $0.96 418

Hypothetical example is for illustrative purposes only.

3. Reinvest dividends and capital gains

Mutual funds may periodically pay dividends and capital gains. If you set up your account so these payments automatically reinvest, you’ll purchase additional mutual fund shares and build your holdings without having to add more cash to your account. Similar to dollar-cost averaging, reinvesting dividends and capital gains can occur automatically at regular intervals.

4. Choose a diversified portfolio

Choosing a well-diversified portfolio that suits your individual risk tolerance can help when investing long term. With a mutual fund, you purchase shares of a fund invested in multiple stocks, bonds, and other securities, reducing the exposure investors take on when owning individual stocks tied to only one company’s performance. Thrivent Mutual Funds offers actively managed mutual funds that are diversified for a variety of risk tolerances, which means you can select a fund that aligns with your investing style and goals. Take the investing style quiz to learn what types of funds may suit your needs.


Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

1Dollar-cost averaging does not ensure a profit, nor does it protect against losses in a declining market. Because dollar cost averaging involves continuous investing, investors should consider their long-term ability to continue to make purchases through periods of low price levels. While diversification can help reduce market risk, it does not eliminate it. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.


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