The first important point about this exchange-traded fund (ETF) is that it’s When a company or product is listed, you can buy and sell its shares on a stock exchange like the JSE. Listing on a stock exchange makes it possible for members of the public to invest in a company using the infrastructure provided by the exchange and its brokers instead of going directly to the company to buy shares. in New York. The second even more important point is that it’s not an ETF as we know in South Africa. Why so? It’s actively managed rather than passive. In our understanding this is more listed unit trust than ETF.
So why are we covering an active ETF? A fair question, because as a rule, we would not. But we’ve had so many questions about this ETF over the last six months that we felt the need to have some answers nice and ready right here.
ARK Investment Managers started life in 2014, founded by Cathie Wood who is still the CEO and In the world of finance, a "portfolio" is a term to describe all the assets you own. It includes shares, cash, bonds, physical property, your retirement savings, your tax-free savings and any other financial instruments you might hold. It excludes insurance products like life insurance. Your overall portfolio can be made up of a number of portfolios held at different manager. They now have six active An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a listed investment product. ETFs are usually index-tracking products, which means a single ETF share gives the holder exposure to an entire index—sometimes consisting of thousands of individual shares. ETFs give investors the opportunity to invest in entire markets easily and cheaply. ETF units (also called shares) can be bought wherever you buy ordinary shares, More and two passive ones, with the ARK Innovation ETF by far the most popular.
At the core of this ETF is ‘‘disruptive innovation’’ which they define as “the introduction of a technologically enabled new product or service that potentially changes the way the world works”.
The largest holding at 9.68% is Tesla (a company we all know?) with Teledoc Health the second largest at 6.05%. Teledoc develops and sells telemedicine and virtual healthcare. Roku comes in at third with 5.52%. Roku manufactures a range of devices for streaming (which they also license), and they have an advertising business that streams ads to those devices.
The rest of their Top 10 is listed below. I have to say, sure they’re interesting companies, but not really cutting edge in many cases. For example, Spotify with 3.68% just streams music and podcasts?
In many ways, this active ETF has really just tracked Tesla, with the rest of the portfolio mostly under performed Tesla’s meteoric run.
Would I buy this ETF? The simple answer is no. I am not a fan of active, and in the tech sector I’d rather have a simple passive ETF, like the 1nvest S&P500 IT, the Satrix Nasdaq-100 or the Sygnia 4th Industrial Revolution.
Fund holdings as at 11 June 2021
9.68% ~ TESLA INC
6.05% ~ TELADOC HEALTH INC
5.53% ~ ROKU INC
4.66% ~ ZOOM
4.44% ~ SQUARE INC
4.12% ~ SHOPIFY INC
3.68% ~ SPOTIFY TECHNOLOGY SA
3.49% ~ TWILIO INC
3.49% ~ UNITY SOFTWARE INC
3.43% ~ COINBASE GLOBAL INC
|ETF name||ARK Innovation Fund|
|ETF issuer||ARK Investment Managers|
|Issue date||31 October 2014|
|Total An asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or appreciate in the future. In an economic sense, an investment is the purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth. In finance, an investment is a monetary asset purchased with the idea that the asset More cost||0.75%|
|Tax-free savings account||No, Offshore investments refer to investments made in countries other than the one you live in. These investments allow you to take advantage of a better investment environment, different tax regulations, or simply to protect your portfolio from risks affecting your local investments. listed|
|ETF major holdings||Details here|
|Performance 1 year||+175%|
|Performance 3 years||+47.7% (annualised)|
|Performance 5 years||+46.3% (annualised)|
|Performance since inception||+33.9% (annualised)|
As at 11 June 2021
At Just One Lap, we are big fans of passive investment using ETFs. In this weekly blog, we discuss ETFs on the local market and the factors you need to consider when choosing an ETF. If you have wondered how one ETF differs from another, this is where you can find out. We explain which An index is a tool we can use to measure movement over time. In the stock market, we use indices to track the performance of a selection of listed companies. This could include all the companies listed on the market, or all the companies in a certain sector. In inflation, we use an index to track the price of certain each ETF tracks, what type of portfolio could benefit from holding each ETF, and how the costs will affect your bottom line.