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Thrivent High Yield Fund —
Class S
Thrivent High Yield Fund
Risk profile
Conservative Aggressive

Morningstar Fixed Income Style Box

Interest Rate Sensitivity:
Credit Quality:
Inception date
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Net asset value
Daily NAV change
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YTD return
1-year return
As of 08/31/2023
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Thrivent High Yield Fund seeks high current income, and secondarily growth of capital.

This Fund invests primarily in corporate bonds that are either unrated or rated as “below investment-grade,” commonly known as "junk bonds." Credit rating agencies evaluate bond issuers and assign ratings based on their ability to pay interest and repay principal as scheduled. Bond issuers that are considered to have a greater risk of defaulting on payments pay higher interest rates to compensate investors for the additional risk. The Fund is managed as a high yield portfolio that primarily invests in bonds in the top three ratings of the high yield credit quality spectrum. The high yield sector may provide portfolio diversification benefits because it has a low correlation to other sectors of the fixed income market and less sensitivity to interest rate risk, but is more risky than investment-grade debt. The Fund may also utilize derivatives to manage duration, or interest rate risk.

The Fund may be suitable for investors who:

  • Seek a high level of income
  • Have a medium to long-term investment time horizon and a moderate risk tolerance
  • Are comfortable with a higher level of risk and volatility compared to other bond funds
Fund management

Our seasoned team of more than 125 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, more than 50% have more than 20 years of investment experience, and more than 85% have earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, an advanced degree, or both.

  • Paul J. Ocenasek, CFA
    Paul J. Ocenasek, CFA
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Managing this fund since 1997

    Mr. Ocenasek joined Thrivent in 1987. He has served as a portfolio manager since 1997. Read more.

  • Paul Tommerdahl, CFA
    Paul Tommerdahl, CFA
    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Managing this fund since 2023

    Mr. Tommerdahl joined Thrivent in 2016, serving as a senior portfolio manager. Read more.


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.

Average Annualized Returns

as of 08/31/2023
0.54% Total annual fund operating expenses
Thrivent High Yield Fund Bloomberg U.S. Corporate High Yield Bond Index Morningstar High Yield Bond Avg
3M 2.98% 3.36% 3.19%
YTD 6.56% 7.13% 6.43%
1Y 6.80% 7.16% 6.44%
3Y 1.52% 1.81% 1.86%
5Y 2.31% 3.32% 2.80%
10Y 3.56% 4.47% 3.58%
See data by:


as of 08/31/2023
12 Month Distribution
30 Day SEC
Monthly Distribution

Growth of 10K

as of 08/31/2023
Total market value
Current value of reinvested dividends and capital gains

Calendar year performance

as of 08/31/2023


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.

Holdings breakdown

as of 08/31/2023
Total number of holdings
Turnover ratio (as of 07/31/2023)

Top 10 Holdings

as of 07/31/2023
of all holdings
Security name % of total assets Maturity Coupon rate
SPDR Bloomberg Short Term High Yield Bond ETF High Yield Bond ETF 2.17%
Sprint Corporation 0.90% 02/15/2025 7.63%
SPDR Bloomberg High Yield Bond ETF 0.86%
Herc Holdings, Inc. 0.66% 07/15/2027 5.50%
TransDigm, Inc. 0.62% 03/15/2026 6.25%
Albertson's Companies, Inc. 0.61% 02/15/2028 5.88%
H&E Equipment Services, Inc. 0.58% 12/15/2028 3.88%
SS&C Technologies, Inc. 0.57% 09/30/2027 5.50%
Tenet Healthcare Corporation 0.55% 11/01/2027 5.13%
1011778 B.C., ULC/New Red Finance, Inc. 0.55% 01/15/2028 4.38%

Fund Diversification

as of 06/30/2023
  • Consumer Cyclical
  • Energy
  • Consumer Noncyclical
  • Communications
  • Capital Goods
  • Finance
  • Basic Industry
  • Technology
  • Miscellaneous
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Cash
  • Equities, MLPs and REITs

Fixed Income characteristics

as of 08/31/2023
Duration Average Life
Thrivent High Yield Fund 3.24 4.40
Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index 6.10 8.61

Credit quality rating distribution

as of 08/31/2023
Bond type
% of total
  • High Quality (HQ) Bonds
  • Cash
  • U.S. Government Guaranteed
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A
  • BBB
Bond type
% of total
  • High Yield (HY) Bonds
  • BB
  • B
  • CCC
  • CC
  • C
  • D
  • Non-Rated (NR) Bonds
  • May be HQ/HY/NR Bonds
  • ETFs/Closed-End Funds


as of 08/31/2023
Standard deviation Average annualized returns
Thrivent High Yield Fund 7.96 1.52
Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index 5.92 -4.41



as of 08/31/2023
Category: High Yield Bond
Morningstar Information
Funds in category
Risk vs. category
Return vs. category

Morningstar ratings are calculated based on risk-adjusted return.

Fixed income style box


as of 08/31/2023
Dividends Month End Nav
September 2022 $0.0190 $3.88
October 2022 $0.0198 $3.98
November 2022 $0.0193 $4.04
December 2022 $0.0205 $3.98
January 2023 $0.0198 $4.11
February 2023 $0.0183 $4.03
March 2023 $0.0203 $4.07
April 2023 $0.0184 $4.08
May 2023 $0.0214 $4.02
June 2023 $0.0196 $4.05
July 2023 $0.0201 $4.09
August 2023 $0.0198 $4.08

Trailing 12-Months; Dividend Schedule: Declared Daily, Paid Monthly

Capital gains - trailing 12 months

as of 08/31/2023
Record date Short term capital gains Long term capital gains Total
- - - -

Expenses, fees, and charges

Management Fees and Other Expenses 0.54%
Distribution/12b-1 Fee None
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 0.54%
Redemption Fee None
Transaction Fee None
Low Balance Fee $10 Semiannually
Front-End Sales Charge None
Back-End Sales Charge None

Minimum investment

Initial for non-retirement accounts $2,000
Initial for retirement or tax deferred accounts $1,000
Additional Purchases $50
Initial minimums are waived when a recurring investment of $50 or more is set up


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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. Through careful credit research, the team strives to identify U.S. companies that will have adequate cash flows to meet their principal and interest obligations. 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 industries and may reallocate across the higher and lower-quality segments of the high yield market.


High yield securities are subject to increased credit risk as well as liquidity risk. 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 may not pay its debt. Convertible securities are subject to additional risks and may also be forced to convert at an inopportune time which may decrease returns. The use of derivatives such as futures involves additional risks and transaction costs. Foreign investments involve additional risks, such as currency fluctuations and political, economic and market instability. The Adviser's assessment of investments may prove incorrect, resulting in losses or poor performance. Leveraged loans also known as bank loans are subject to numerous risks. The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is being phased out, which brings uncertainty to instruments tied to it. When bond inventories are low in relation to the market size, there is the potential for decreased liquidity and increased price volatility. Securities markets generally tend to move in cycles with periods when security prices rise and periods when security prices decline. When interest rates fall, certain obligations will be paid off more quickly and proceeds may have to be invested in securities with lower yields. In unusual circumstances, the Fund could experience a loss when selling portfolio securities to meet redemption requests for a variety of reasons. These and other risks are described in the prospectus.

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