Cathie Wood Extends Hot Hand With Space ETF

SourceThe Wall Street Journal
SectorFinancial Markets
CountryMiddle east

Cathie Wood’s new ARK Space Exploration & Innovation ETF is already on track to be one of the most successful fund launches ever despite criticism that it doesn’t necessarily reflect the nascent space-exploration market. Investors poured $445.6 million into the actively managed exchange-traded fund, known as ARKX, in its first four days of trading, according to FactSet data through Monday. That trounces the industry average of three years to gather $100 million and puts the fund on course to top $1 billion in assets within days, analysts said. Such a milestone would put the fund in rare company: The fastest ETF to reach $1 billion was State Street ’s SPDR Gold Trust fund, which hit the mark in just three days back in 2004. “That speaks to the overall power of ARK right now,” said Nate Geraci, president of ETF Store, an investment-advisory firm. “At this point, investors think anything Cathie Wood touches turns to gold.” more...