Ark Investment Funds Bought $246M Worth of Coinbase Shares on First Day of Trading

Three Ark ETF funds bought over 749,000 shares of COIN.

Apr 15, 2021 at 9:48 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:41 p.m. UTC

Three funds belonging to Cathie Wood's ARK Investment Management bought about $246 million worth of Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN) on the day of the exchange's Nasdaq debut.

  • According to the firm's daily trade summary, Ark Innovation ETF, Ark Fintech Innovation ETF and Ark Next Generation Internet ETF bought a combined 749,205 shares of the leading cryptocurrency exchange for around $246 million.
  • The hotly anticipated Coinbase direct listing opened Wednesday afternoon at $381, rose to as high as $428.94 before falling to close at $328.05, still up about 50% over its reference point price of $250.
  • Ark has its eyes fixed on technology and finance, investing mainly in "disruptive innovation." The flagship Ark Innovation fund has a stake in major U.S. companies including Telsa, Square, Crispr, Shopify, Zoom and others.

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