About Cathie Wood

All you need to know about her and her holding company ARK Invest.

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Who is Cathie Wood?

She is the founder & chief investment officer of ARK invest - an investment management firm specialising in disruptive innovation! Cathie believes technology can & will change the world & investing on the right side of that change is the best strategy.

Which stocks has Cathie Wood been buying recently?

  • Tesla Inc (Sold 27.3% shares)
  • Coinbase Global Inc (Increased shares by 24.5%)
  • Unity Software Inc (Increased shares by 0.8%)
  • Teladoc Health Inc (Increased shares by 2.8%)
  • Shopify Inc (Sold 24.3% shares)
  • Square Inc (Sold 23.9% shares)
  • UiPath Inc (Increased shares by 101.5%)
  • Spotify Technology S.A. (Sold 3.7% shares)
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Does Cathie Wood own Bitcoin?

Wood is a major advocate of Bitcoin and blockchain technologies.

At a tech presentation she called Bitcoin the "reserve currency of the digital ecosystem" and the "flight to safety" during a crypto currency crash. This is one reason why Bitcoin is often called the digital gold.

The main way ARK Invest buys Bitcoin is through purchasing shares in the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which is the world's largest bitcoin investment vehicle.

She was continually adding to the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust after Bitcoin fell below $30,000.

ARK Invest is also bullish on crypto stocks such as Coinbase.

How did Cathie Wood get rich?

She was catapulted to major fame in 2020 after her funds such as the flagship ARKK (ARK Innovation ETF) returned over 152%!

After which her funds received a mass of inflows from investors & now has over $52 billion in assets under management (AUM) up from "just" $5 billion in 2018!

Will Cathie Wood lose control of ARK Invest?

Resolute a multi-affiliate asset manager that also owns American Beacon, took a minority stake in ARK in July 2016, as part of a distribution deal between the two firms. They also had an option to purchase a controlling interest in early 2021. Which they exercised according to an SEC filing.

However, it is reported that Cathie Wood paid off Resolute an undisclosed sum to stay a minority shareholder.

Why is Cathie Wood so famous?

She is known for making bold bets such as predicting Tesla’s monstrous bull run after setting a $5,000 price target (pre stock split).

She has also made other bold bets on Bitcoin, Square and a variety of innovative growth stocks, before they had major booms. In 2020 she was able to have returns of over 150%.

How old is Cathie Wood?

She was born on the 26 November, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, United States. She's now 66 years old.

Personal life

She lives in Wilton, Connecticut. She was previously married to Robert Wood. They divorced before Robert died in 2018 of cancer. They have three children, Caitlin, Caroline & Robert.