Tuesday, July 5

Cathie Wood’s Ark ETFs loaded up on Coinbase and the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust as crypto collapsed

Cathie Wood is the CEO and chief investment officer of ARK Invest, which runs three of the highest-returning stock ETFs of the last three years.

Cathie Wood bought the bitcoin dip Tuesday, fund filings show.

The Ark CEO added 1,046,002 shares of the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust to the Ark Next Generation Internet ETF (ARKW). The purchase brought the fund’s total holdings of GBTC to roughly 8.5 million shares worth just under $239 million. With a 4.09% weight, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is the 7th largest holding in the fund. (Tesla is the top).

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust’s value is derived solely from bitcoin and therefore mirrors that of the cryptocurrency. It dropped as much as 13% on Tuesday. Meanwhile, bitcoin slipped below $30,000, erasing all of its 2021 gains.

Wood also bought more shares of Coinbase. Fund filings show the Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK) added 214,718 shares of the cryptocurrency exchange, which fell as much as 5.3% Tuesday. The exchange-traded fund now holds roughly 3.6 million shares of Coinbase worth a little over $801 million.

After a harsh sell-off Tuesday, cryptocurrencies have begun to climb again. Bitcoin currently trades at $34,678, while ether is up 6% to just under $2,000. Dogecoin has soared 41% in the last 24 hours to trade at 24 cents.

Wood remains bullish on bitcoin and even sees it going to $500,000 in the long term. The investor’s sky high price target is predicated on the scenario where all institutional asset managers allocate upwards of 5% of their portfolios to bitcoin.