Cathie Wood\u2019s ARK Invest Buys Over 340,000 Shares of Coinbase

A few of the ARK exchange-traded funds run by ETF star Cathie Wood made huge purchases on Thursday. Accordingly these funds bought over 340,000 shares of Coinbase Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: COIN) shares on Thursday, as the price of these ETFs gained less than 2% on Thursday. Note that these ETFs are still up over 100% in the last year.

ARK Fintech Innovation ETF (NYSEARCA: ARKF) bought 33,092 shares of Coinbase, ARK Innovation ETF (NYSEARCA: ARKK) bought 282,894 shares, while ARK Next Generation Internet ETF (NYSEARCA: ARKW) bought 25,200 shares. At Thursday’s closing price this would have valued this purchase at roughly $110 million. Even though this is a small fraction of the total holdings, every little bit counts. ARKF is up 146% in the last year, ARKK is up 160%, and ARKW is up 166%.

24/7 Wall St. recently reported on Coinbase:

Coinbase will realize no cash from the direct listing. All proceeds of the offering will go instead to selling shareholders. CEO Brian Armstrong is the largest shareholder, with nearly 34 million Class A shares, with venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz next in line with about 29.5 million shares. The company said it had approximately 430 shareholders of its class A and class B common stock.

The Coinbase initial stock offering likely will be Wednesday’s biggest market story. The attention is deserved because many shares and a lot of cash will change hands. Whether cryptocurrencies like bitcoin can ever be more than outlets for investors’ speculative urges remains to be seen, but, to some degree, that doesn’t really matter for Coinbase.

Catherine Wood, the CEO and CIO of ARK Investment Management LLC is a minority and non-voting shareholder of 24/7 Wall St., LLC, owner of 247wallst.com.

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