ETF Spotlight: ARKK Continues to Ride High

2021 is only just getting underway, but the Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK), an actively managed Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) from Ark Invest, is continuing its strong run. So far this year the Fund has seen nothing but inflow and is now on the verge of becoming one of the top 50 listed ETFs by Assets Under Management (AUM).

ARKK’s impressive performance in 2021 is attributable to different sources from 2020. Last year, the stocks like Zoom, Telsa and Docusign were core growth drivers for the Fund. This year, ARKK’s top performers have been its biotechnology stocks. As of January 14, ARKK is comprised of 30% biotech stocks, and these stocks are up by almost 400% collectively YTD. Pacific Biosciences and Intellia Therapeutics lead the pack and are up 45% and 53% respectively.

If that isn’t interesting enough for investment firms, it’s also worth noting that five out of fifty ARKK constituents are part of the S&P 500. That means any gains in the ETF are in essence all alpha for the investment manager’s portfolio.


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