This story first ran in Financial Advisor IQ's sister publication, Ignites.
Three Ark Investment Management ETFs have sold Coinbase stock for the first time this year.
The $7.9 billion Innovation ETF, the $1.3 billion Next Generation Internet ETF and the $811 million Fintech Innovation ETF dumped a combined 1.4 million shares of the cryptocurrency exchange, according to Cathie’s Ark, a website that tracks trades made by the Cathie Wood-helmed firm.
The sales mark the first time Ark has sold Coinbase this year, according to Cathie’s Ark. The St. Petersburg, Florida-based firm has been steadily picking up Coinbase shares since January 31, the website shows. The majority of the shares came from the flagship Innovation ETF, which offloaded 1.1 million shares.
Coinbase shares fell 21% on Tuesday after media reports revealed that the company is the subject of a Securities and Exchange Commission probe into whether it improperly let Americans trade digital assets that should have been registered as securities, as reported by Bloomberg.
The sales also happened on Tuesday, according to Cathie’s Ark. That same day, the three ETFs added to their holdings in companies including Shopify and Roku.
Investors pulled $1.3 billion out of the Innovation ETF during the year ended June 30, according to data from Morningstar Direct. The Next Generation Internet ETF recorded net outflows of $1.7 billion, and the Fintech Innovation ETF saw $1 billion in net outflows over the same period.