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23 important things you should know about ARK ARKK ETF

Updated: September 18, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • High expense ratio

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Are you looking to buy or sell ARKK? Or perhaps you’re looking for ARKK fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this ARKK ETF review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: ARKK performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: ARKK buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in ARKK ETF;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to ARKK.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK).
  2. What is ARKK underlying index?
  3. What are ARKK holdings?
  4. What is ARKK performance? What are ARKK historical returns?
  5. How many up and down years did ARKK have historically?
  6. What is ARKK dividend yield?
  7. What is ARKK expense ratio?
  8. What is ARKK tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  9. What is ARKK beta? How would you assess ARKK risk?
  10. What is ARKK Sharpe ratio?
  11. What is ARKK Finny Score? ARKK buy or sell?
  12. What are the pros of investing in ARKK? What are ARKK buy reasons?
  13. What are the cons of investing in ARKK? What are ARKK sell reasons?
  14. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs ARKW.
  15. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs ARKK.
  16. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs QQQ.
  17. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs VGT.
  18. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs VOO.
  19. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs SPY.
  20. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs VFIAX.
  21. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs ARKF.
  22. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs ARKQ.

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK).

The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund is an actively-managed exchange-traded fund that will invest under normal circumstances primarily (at least 65% of its assets) in domestic and foreign equity securities of companies that are relevant to the Funds investment theme of disruptive innovation.

2. What is ARKK underlying index?

--.

3. What are ARKK top holdings?

ARKK has 34 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 57.08% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Tesla Inc TSLA 10.02%
Square Inc A SQ 7.75%
Invitae Corp NVTA 6.02%
CRISPR Therapeutics AG CRSP 5.37%
2U Inc TWOU 5.12%
Illumina Inc ILMN 5.09%
Proto Labs Inc PRLB 4.81%
Zillow Group Inc C Z 4.64%
Roku Inc Class A ROKU 4.52%
Stratasys Ltd SSYS 3.74%

4. What is ARKK performance? What are ARKK historical returns?

ARKK has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 3.38%;
  • 3-month return is 36.12%;
  • 1-year return is 102.35%;
  • 3-year return is 39.69%;
  • 5-year return is 37.00%.

5. How many up and down years did ARKK have historically?

In the last 10 years, ARKK had 4 up years and 1 down year. See Performances

6. What is ARKK dividend yield?

ARKK yield is 0.34%.

7. What is ARKK expense ratio?

ARKK expense ratio is 0.75%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses. See Expenses

8. What is ARKK tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.3%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.54%.

See Taxes

9. What is ARKK beta? How would you assess ARKK risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.55;
  • 5-year beta is 1.55.

See Risks

10. What is ARKK Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 1.10;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.99.

See Risks

Analysis

11. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is N/A. Our quantitative analysis shows 2 reasons to buy and 1 reason to sell. Finny Scores are not available if there are insufficient data points from the analysis.

12. What are the pros of investing in ARKK? What are ARKK buy reasons?

The following are ARKK strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>ARKK 3-year return</strong> is 39.69%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 13.64%.
  • <strong>ARKK 5-year return</strong> is 37%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 14.57%.

13. What are the cons of investing in ARKK? What are ARKK negatives?

The following are ARKK weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>ARKK expense ratio</strong> is 0.75%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?

Alternatives

14. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs ARKW.

Both ARKK and ARKW are ETFs. ARKK has a lower 5-year return than ARKW (37% vs 41.92%). ARKK has a lower expense ratio than ARKW (0.75% vs 0.76%). Below is the comparison between ARKK and ARKW.

ARKK ARKW
Segment Equity: Global - Total Market Equity: Global Internet
Net Assets $3.10B $790.54M
Expense Ratio 0.75% 0.76%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index -- --
YTD Return 73.93% 80.85%
1-Year Return 102.35% 109.43%
3-Year Return 39.69% 43.81%
5-Year Return 37% 41.92%
10-Year Return N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 0.34% N/A

ARKW profile: The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund will invest primarily in domestic and foreign equity securities of companies that are relevant to the Funds investment theme of Web x.0. It will be concentrated in issuers in issuers having their principal business activities in the internet information provider.

For further information, check out ARKK vs ARKW comparison details.

15. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs ARKK.

Both ARKK and ARKK are ETFs. ARKK and ARKK have the same 5-year return (37%). ARKK and ARKK have the same expense ratio (0.75%). Below is the comparison between ARKK and ARKK.

ARKK ARKK
Segment Equity: Global - Total Market Equity: Global - Total Market
Net Assets $3.10B $3.10B
Expense Ratio 0.75% 0.75%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index -- --
YTD Return 73.93% 73.93%
1-Year Return 102.35% 102.35%
3-Year Return 39.69% 39.69%
5-Year Return 37% 37%
10-Year Return N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 0.34% 0.34%

ARKK profile: The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund is an actively-managed exchange-traded fund that will invest under normal circumstances primarily (at least 65% of its assets) in domestic and foreign equity securities of companies that are relevant to the Funds investment theme of disruptive innovation.

For further information, check out ARKK vs ARKK comparison details.

16. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs QQQ.

Both ARKK and QQQ are ETFs. ARKK has a higher 5-year return than QQQ (37% vs 23.79%). ARKK has a higher expense ratio than QQQ (0.75% vs 0.2%). Below is the comparison between ARKK and QQQ.

ARKK QQQ
Segment Equity: Global - Total Market Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $3.10B $100.58B
Expense Ratio 0.75% 0.2%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index -- NASDAQ-100 Index
YTD Return 73.93% 33.89%
1-Year Return 102.35% 51.79%
3-Year Return 39.69% 25.81%
5-Year Return 37% 23.79%
10-Year Return N/A 21.19%
Dividend Yield 0.34% 0.74%

QQQ profile: The Fund seeks to provide investment results that generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the Nasdaq-100 Index. The Index measures the average performance of a broadly diversified group of equity securities issued by 100 of the largest non-financial companies listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.

For further information, check out ARKK vs QQQ comparison details.

17. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs VGT.

Both ARKK and VGT are ETFs. ARKK has a higher 5-year return than VGT (37% vs 27.38%). ARKK has a higher expense ratio than VGT (0.75% vs 0.1%). Below is the comparison between ARKK and VGT.

ARKK VGT
Segment Equity: Global - Total Market Equity: U.S. Technology
Net Assets $3.10B $27.72B
Expense Ratio 0.75% 0.1%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index -- MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology 25/50 Index
YTD Return 73.93% 28.73%
1-Year Return 102.35% 47.86%
3-Year Return 39.69% 29.03%
5-Year Return 37% 27.38%
10-Year Return N/A 21.04%
Dividend Yield 0.34% 1.22%

VGT profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of information technology stocks. Specifically the MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology Index an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the information technology sector.

For further information, check out ARKK vs VGT comparison details.

18. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs VOO.

Both ARKK and VOO are ETFs. ARKK has a higher 5-year return than VOO (37% vs 14.55%). ARKK has a higher expense ratio than VOO (0.75% vs 0.03%). Below is the comparison between ARKK and VOO.

ARKK VOO
Segment Equity: Global - Total Market Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $3.10B $127.99B
Expense Ratio 0.75% 0.03%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index -- S&P 500
YTD Return 73.93% 7.45%
1-Year Return 102.35% 18.87%
3-Year Return 39.69% 13.61%
5-Year Return 37% 14.55%
10-Year Return N/A 14.3%
Dividend Yield 0.34% 1.98%

VOO profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of its benchmark index, the S&P 500. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach. The Fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index with the same approximate weightings as the Index.

For further information, check out ARKK vs VOO comparison details.

19. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs SPY.

Both ARKK and SPY are ETFs. ARKK has a higher 5-year return than SPY (37% vs 14.48%). ARKK has a higher expense ratio than SPY (0.75% vs 0.09%). Below is the comparison between ARKK and SPY.

ARKK SPY
Segment Equity: Global - Total Market Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $3.10B $252.39B
Expense Ratio 0.75% 0.09%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index -- S&P 500
YTD Return 73.93% 7.56%
1-Year Return 102.35% 18.86%
3-Year Return 39.69% 13.58%
5-Year Return 37% 14.48%
10-Year Return N/A 14.22%
Dividend Yield 0.34% 1.99%

SPY profile: The Trust seeks investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the component common stocks of the S&P 500 Index.

For further information, check out ARKK vs SPY comparison details.

20. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs VFIAX.

ARKK is an ETF, whereas VFIAX is a mutual fund. ARKK has a higher 5-year return than VFIAX (37% vs 14.54%). ARKK has a higher expense ratio than VFIAX (0.75% vs 0.04%). Below is the comparison between ARKK and VFIAX.

ARKK VFIAX
Segment Equity: Global - Total Market U.S. Equity: Large Blend
Net Assets $3.10B $319.62B
Expense Ratio 0.75% 0.04%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index -- N/A
YTD Return 73.93% 7.45%
1-Year Return 102.35% 18.9%
3-Year Return 39.69% 13.61%
5-Year Return 37% 14.54%
10-Year Return N/A 14.3%
Dividend Yield 0.34% 1.87%

VFIAX profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of its benchmark index, the S&P 500. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach. The Fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index with the same approximate weightings as the Index.

For further information, check out ARKK vs VFIAX comparison details.

21. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs ARKF.

ARKK is an ETF, whereas ARKF is a mutual fund. ARKK and ARKF have the same expense ratio (0.75%). Below is the comparison between ARKK and ARKF.

ARKK ARKF
Segment Equity: Global - Total Market
Net Assets $3.10B $82.70M
Expense Ratio 0.75% 0.75%
Management Style passive (index-based) N/A
Underlying Index -- N/A
YTD Return 73.93% 60.56%
1-Year Return 102.35% 74.82%
3-Year Return 39.69% N/A
5-Year Return 37% N/A
10-Year Return N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 0.34% N/A

ARKF profile: The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund will invest under normal circumstances primarily at least 80% of its assets in domestic and foreign equity securities of companies that are engaged in the Fund's investment theme of financial technology innovation that changes the way the financial sector works.

For further information, check out ARKK vs ARKF comparison details.

22. Compare and contrast: ARKK vs ARKQ.

Both ARKK and ARKQ are ETFs. ARKK has a higher 5-year return than ARKQ (37% vs 28.01%). ARKK and ARKQ have the same expense ratio (0.75%). Below is the comparison between ARKK and ARKQ.

ARKK ARKQ
Segment Equity: Global - Total Market Equity: Global Technology
Net Assets $3.10B $209.18M
Expense Ratio 0.75% 0.75%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index -- --
YTD Return 73.93% 55.22%
1-Year Return 102.35% 84.07%
3-Year Return 39.69% 25.67%
5-Year Return 37% 28.01%
10-Year Return N/A N/A
Dividend Yield 0.34% N/A

ARKQ profile: The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The Fund will invest primarily in domestic and foreign equity securities of companies that are relevant to the Funds investment theme of industrial innovation. It will be concentrated in issuers in groups of industries in the industrials and information technology sectors.

For further information, check out ARKK vs ARKQ comparison details.

In the ARKK review, we covered ARKK key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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