Cathie Wood’s ARK Fintech Innovation ETF Buys More Coinbase

Coinbase is now the third-largest holding for ARKF, even as ARK as a whole trims its position in the crypto exchange.

AccessTimeIconOct 25, 2022 at 3:22 a.m. UTC
Updated May 9, 2023 at 4:00 a.m. UTC

ARK’s Fintech Innovation Fund (ARKF) has added 10,880 shares of Coinbase (COIN) to its holdings, bringing its holdings of the stock up to $60.5 million, or roughly 8% of the fund’s weight.

This would represent ARK’s first purchase of Coinbase stock since June, according to 13F filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In August, ARK Chief Investment Officer Cathie Wood said the fund reduced its holdings in Coinbase because of an SEC probe into the crypto exchange.

Wood called the probe a “thesis risk” to Coinbase at the time and maintained that ARK would be selling 1.1 million COIN shares, which she said was “very little.”

Both Wood and ARK generally remain quite bullish on Coinbase and crypto in general. 13F filings show that ARK has 7.7 million shares of COIN, and added around 2 million shares to its holdings throughout the last year. Filings show that throughout all of ARK’s buys of COIN it has paid an estimated average price of $218.45.

During a recent appearance on Peter McCormack's "What Bitcoin Did" podcast, Wood said she purchased $100,000 worth of bitcoin (BTC) when it was trading at $250 and hasn’t sold since. It's estimated that her personal holdings of BTC are now worth $7.6 million at current market prices.


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