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Name

As of 05/28/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$45.15

$4.71 M

0.68%

$0.31

0.90%

Vitals

YTD Return

34.7%

1 yr return

N/A

3 Yr Avg Return

N/A

5 Yr Avg Return

N/A

Net Assets

$4.71 M

Holdings in Top 10

99.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$44.7
$25.20
$48.36

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.90%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover N/A

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

N/A

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Exchange Traded Fund


Name

As of 05/28/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$45.15

$4.71 M

0.68%

$0.31

0.90%

ARKD - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 34.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio N/A
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.7%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency None

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    ARK 21Shares Blockchain and Digital Economy Innovation ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    N/A
  • Inception Date
    Nov 15, 2023
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US

Fund Description

The Fund is an actively managed exchange-traded fund. Under normal conditions, the Fund seeks to invest 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in investments that provide exposure to the blockchain and in securities issued by companies principally engaged in the blockchain industry and/or digital economy (the “80% Policy”). The Fund’s Bitcoin Futures Exposure and Ether Futures Exposure (each defined below) are included for purposes of the Fund’s 80% Policy, as well as the Fund’s investment in U.S.- and foreign-listed equity securities of issuers in the blockchain industry and/or involved in the digital economy. The “digital economy” generally refers to economic activity conducted via the internet and through the use of digital intermediaries. Companies in the blockchain industry and/or involved in the digital economy include, but are not limited to, companies involved in the facilitation, trading, exchange, infrastructure, or custody of digital assets, digital asset transactions, and related services incidental or necessary for the functioning of a digital asset protocol or network.

The Fund may invest in the ARK 21Shares Active Bitcoin Futures Strategy ETF and/or the ARK 21Shares Active Ethereum Futures Strategy ETF, both of which are affiliated underlying funds and are managed by the same investment team as the Fund (“Active Bitcoin Futures ETF” and “Active Ethereum Futures ETF,” together the “Underlying ETFs”). The Fund may also invest in Bitcoin Futures and Ether Futures (as defined below) through a subsidiary. Through such subsidiaries, each of the Fund and the Active Bitcoin Futures ETF may invest in standardized, exchange-traded bitcoin futures contracts and the Active Ethereum Futures ETF may invest in standardized, exchange-traded ether futures contracts that are cash settled in U.S. dollars and are traded on, or subject to the rules of, commodity exchanges registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”), such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (the “CME”) (“Bitcoin Futures” and “Ether Futures”). Neither the Fund nor any Underlying ETF invest directly in bitcoin, ether or other digital assets, or maintain direct exposure to “spot” bitcoin or “spot” ether. The Fund may, however, have indirect exposure to bitcoin or ether by virtue of its investments in Bitcoin Futures, Ether Futures or investment companies that hold Bitcoin Futures or Ether Futures.

The Fund’s sub-adviser, 21Shares US LLC (“21Shares”) will select investments for the Fund that represent 21Shares’ highest-conviction investment ideas by utilizing both qualitative and quantitative measures to determine the percentage of the Fund’s assets that will be allocated to provide exposure to Bitcoin Futures and/or Ether Futures (i.e., through investment in the Underlying ETFs or through a subsidiary) (“Bitcoin Futures Exposure” and “Ether Futures Exposure,” respectively and collectively, “Crypto Asset Futures Exposure”). ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK”) serves as sub-subadviser to the Fund and provides non-discretionary advice to 21Shares related to the spot bitcoin and spot ether markets and equity markets. 21Shares may, in its sole discretion, consider the advice provided by ARK when making investment decisions for the Fund to the extent 21Shares deems necessary.

For purposes of the Fund’s 80% Policy, companies that derive at least 50% of their revenues, operating income, assets or profits from one or more of the following activities are considered to be principally engaged in the blockchain industry and/or the digital economy: 

development of blockchain or digital economy-related businesses, products, or platforms;
development of technologies expected to enable digital economy innovation;
operation of digital payment gateways or facilitation of peer-to-peer payments, digital banking and lending, and E-commerce;
operation of online brokerage or trading platforms;
digital market making; or
manufacturing semi-conductors.

The Fund may also invest in investment-grade fixed-income securities of any duration issued by U.S. and foreign issuers in the blockchain industry and involved in the digital economy for purposes of the Fund’s 80% Policy. The Fund may invest in equity securities of companies of any capitalization, although the Fund will generally invest in equity securities of companies that are relatively early in their life cycles. The Fund may invest in fixed income and equity securities of emerging market issuers. The Fund may also invest up to 20% of its assets in cash or cash equivalents such as U.S. Treasuries. The Fund may also invest in real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and securities of companies not included in the Fund’s 80% Policy.

The Fund’s Crypto Asset Futures Exposure and allocation to other assets is driven by the investment team’s views on the relative attractiveness of each asset type in which the Fund may invest. The Fund’s sub-adviser focuses primarily on the attractiveness of specific asset types. It is normally as a result of individual security selection decisions that the Fund may hold a larger percentage of investments focused on a particular asset type. As the sub-adviser’s view of the relative attractiveness of individual securities changes over time, the Fund’s weighting in particular asset types would change over time. For example, 50% of the Fund’s assets allocated to Crypto Asset Futures Exposure and 50% allocated to other assets in which the Fund may invest would be a neutral allocation. The Fund may have up to an 80% allocation to Crypto Asset Futures Exposure or up to an 80% allocation to other assets.

The Fund and the Underlying ETFs are classified as non-diversified funds, which means that the Fund and each Underlying ETF may invest a greater percentage of its assets in investments backed by a particular issuer, or in the case of Bitcoin Futures or Ether Futures, in contracts with a single counterparty or a few counterparties.

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a digital asset also referred to as a crypto asset. Bitcoin, as a digital asset, is a unit of account on the “bitcoin network,” an open source, decentralized peer-to-peer computer network, which is also known as the “Bitcoin Blockchain.” Bitcoin may be held as an investment, may be used to purchase goods and services, or may be exchanged for fiat currency (like U.S. dollars). No single entity owns or operates the bitcoin network and the value of bitcoin is not backed by any government, corporation or other central body. Instead, the value of bitcoin is determined by supply and demand in markets created to facilitate trading and transactions in bitcoin. Because the source code for the bitcoin network is open-source, anyone can contribute to its development. Ownership and transaction records for bitcoin are protected by information technology known as cryptography, which is designed to protect the digital assets and only permits transactions to take place if certain conditions are satisfied. Public-key cryptography, or asymmetric cryptography, is an encryption scheme that uses two mathematically related, but not identical, keys - a public key and a private key. Unlike symmetric key algorithms that rely on one key to both encrypt and decrypt, each key performs a unique function. The public key is used to encrypt, and the private key is used to decrypt.

Transactions in bitcoin that occur on the network are also encrypted, which is designed to prevent anyone from creating counterfeit assets or from spending more money than is in their account. The ultimate supply of bitcoin is finite and currently limited to 21 million “coins.” The amount of bitcoin currently available continues to increase as new bitcoin supplies will be mined until the 21 million current protocol cap is reached. The bitcoin network is operated by a decentralized group of participants who run computer software that validates and records transactions in bitcoin (“miners”), developers who propose changes and improvements to this software, and users who use the software. Periodically, the software used by the bitcoin network is modified, which can result in different versions of bitcoin (“forks”). Although the Fund and Underlying ETF do not invest directly in bitcoin, the value of Bitcoin Futures can be affected by forks.

What are Bitcoin Futures? Bitcoin Futures are futures contracts traded on a commodity exchange registered with the CFTC. Currently, the only Bitcoin Futures contracts in which the Fund will invest are traded on the CME. The Fund and Active Bitcoin Futures ETF may invest in standard Bitcoin Futures and in micro Bitcoin Futures (collectively referred to herein as Bitcoin Futures). These futures contracts are agreements between two parties that are executed on a commodity futures exchange, and that are cleared and margined through a clearing house. Bitcoin Futures are cash-settled, which means that one party agrees to buy a fixed quantity of bitcoin from another party at a future point in time at a price agreed at the initiation of the contract, but instead of taking physical delivery of bitcoin at the later date, settlement occurs using cash. The contractual obligations of a buyer or seller of Bitcoin Futures are generally satisfied by cash settlement at the end of the contract period or by making an offsetting sale or purchase of an identical futures contract before the designated date of delivery.

What is Ether? Ether is a digital asset also known as a crypto asset. Ether, as a digital asset, is a unit of account on the “Ethereum network,” an open source, decentralized peer-to-peer computer network. The Ethereum network is governed by a set of rules that are commonly referred to as the “Ethereum protocol”. Ether may be held as an investment, may be used to purchase goods and services, stored for future use, or may be exchanged for fiat currency (like U.S. dollars). No single entity owns or operates the Ethereum network and the value of ether is not backed by any government, corporation or other central body. Instead, the value of ether is determined, in part, by supply and demand in markets created to facilitate trading and transactions in ether. Ether is the second largest digital asset by market capitalization behind bitcoin. Because the source code for the Ethereum network is open-source, anyone can contribute to its development. Ownership and transaction records for ether are protected by information technology known as cryptography, which is designed to protect the digital asset and only permits transactions to take place if certain conditions are satisfied. Public-key cryptography, or asymmetric cryptography, is an encryption scheme that uses two mathematically related, but not identical, keys - a public key and a private key. Unlike symmetric key algorithms that rely on one key to both encrypt and decrypt, each key performs a unique function. The public key is used to encrypt, and the private key is used to decrypt.

The Ethereum network is operated by a decentralized group of participants who run computer software that validates and records transactions in ether (“validators”), developers who propose changes and improvements to the Ethereum protocol and the software that enforces the Ethereum protocol, and users who use the Ethereum software. Periodically, the software used by the Ethereum network is modified, which can result in different versions of ether (“forks”). Although the Fund and Active Ethereum Futures ETF do not invest directly in ether, the value of Ether Futures can be affected by forks.

For instance, in June 2016, the Ethereum community faced a divisive choice: whether to reverse a large hack (theft) of ether from a third-party project called “The DAO,” a decentralized autonomous organization that was designed to act as a decentralized, investor-directed venture capital firm operating in the Ethereum ecosystem. While the hack didn’t directly impact the Ethereum protocol itself, it harmed trust in the ecosystem. The majority of the ecosystem chose to reverse the hacked transactions and return the stolen ether to its original holders, while a minority believed that reversing the transactions was the incorrect course. This led to a hard fork in the Ethereum Blockchain, with the smaller of the two communities taking the name Ethereum Classic and running a separate blockchain with its own native crypto asset. Additional forks of the Ethereum Blockchains are possible. A large-scale fork could introduce risk, uncertainty, or confusion into the Ethereum Blockchains, or could fraction the value of the main blockchain and its native crypto asset, which could significantly impact the value of ether, and thereby of the Ether Futures held by the Fund.

What are Ether Futures? Ether Futures are futures contracts traded on a commodity exchange registered with the CFTC. Currently, the only Ether Futures contracts in which the Fund will invest are traded on the CME. The Fund and the Active Ethereum Futures ETF may invest in standard Ether Futures and in micro Ether Futures (collectively referred to herein as Ether Futures). These futures contracts are agreements between two parties that are executed on a commodity futures exchange, and that are cleared and margined through a clearing house. Ether Futures are cash-settled, which means that one party agrees to buy a fixed quantity of ether from another party at a future point in time at a price agreed at the initiation of the contract, but instead of taking physical delivery of ether at the later date, settlement occurs using cash. The contractual obligations of a buyer or seller of Ether Futures are generally satisfied by cash settlement at the end of the contract period or by making an offsetting sale or purchase of an identical futures contract before the designated date of delivery.

Each of the Fund and the Underlying ETFs expect to gain Crypto Asset Futures Exposure by investing in a wholly owned subsidiary of the Fund and each Underlying ETF, respectively, organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands and for which Empowered Funds, LLC dba EA Advisers (the “Adviser”) serves as investment adviser, 21Shares US LLC (“21Shares”) serves as sub-adviser and ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK”) serves as sub-subadviser. Investing more than 25% of the Fund’s or each Underlying ETF’s assets in a subsidiary could have adverse tax consequences for the Fund or the Underlying ETFs, respectively. See the section entitled “Taxation” in the Statement of Additional Information for more information. There can be no assurance that the Fund or each Underlying ETF will be able to achieve or maintain its target bitcoin and/or ether exposure. References to investments by the Fund or the Underlying ETFs, respectively, should be read to mean investments by either the applicable subsidiary or the Fund or the Underlying ETFs.

Under normal conditions, the Fund invests more than 25% of its total assets in investments that provide exposure to bitcoin and/or Bitcoin Futures and/or the blockchain industry and/or digital economy. Under normal conditions, the Active Bitcoin Futures ETF invests more than 25% of its total assets in investments that provide exposure to bitcoin and/or Bitcoin Futures. Under normal conditions, the Active Ethereum Futures ETF invests more than 25% of its total assets in investments that provide exposure to ether and/or Ether Futures.

Neither the Fund nor any Underlying ETF invest directly in bitcoin, ether or other digital assets, or maintain direct exposure to “spot” bitcoin or “spot” ether. Investors seeking direct exposure to the price of bitcoin or ether should consider an investment other than the Fund. The Fund will, however, have indirect exposure to bitcoin and/or ether by virtue of its investments in Bitcoin Futures and Ether Futures contracts or investment companies that hold such contracts.

The Fund may seek to invest in Bitcoin Futures and Ether Futures with the most attractive combination of cost, liquidity, and other relevant factors, in order to optimize roll yield. Additionally, the Fund may seek to invest in “front month” Bitcoin Futures and/or Ether Futures contracts. “Front month” contracts are the monthly contracts with the nearest expiration date. Typically, the Fund will roll to the next “nearby” Bitcoin Futures or Ether Futures contracts. The “nearby” contracts are those contracts with the next closest expiration date. Rather than roll the futures contracts on a predefined schedule, the Fund will roll to another futures contract at the time that the Fund believes will generate the greatest roll yield. However, there can be no guarantee that such a strategy will produce the desired results. 

More Information Regarding the Investment Strategy of the Underlying ETFs

The Bitcoin Futures (with respect to the Active Bitcoin Futures ETF) and Ether Futures (with respect to the Active Ethereum Futures ETF) in which the Underlying ETFs invest generally have monthly or quarterly contract periods. Under normal conditions, the Underlying ETFs will hold their respective Bitcoin Futures or Ether Futures during periods when the value of bitcoin or ether may be rising, falling or flat. In order to maintain its positions in Bitcoin Futures or Ether Futures, the Underlying ETFs will sell Bitcoin Futures and/or Ether Futures contracts as they near expiration, the end of the contract period, and buy new Bitcoin Futures and/or Ether Futures contracts with a later expiration date. This is called “rolling.” Rolling Bitcoin Futures and/or Ether Futures means that an Underlying ETF will incur expenses associated with selling and buying positions.

In addition, the Underlying ETFs’ investments in Bitcoin Futures and/or Ether Futures will be subject to “contango” and “backwardation.” Contango occurs when a futures contract with a longer term to expiration is priced higher than a contract with a shorter term to expiration. This means that it costs more to replace a futures contract as the remaining term of the contract gets shorter. When rolling Bitcoin Futures or Ether Futures contracts in contango, the Underlying ETFs are selling a contract at a lower price and buying a new, longer contract at a relatively higher price. Backwardation occurs when a futures contract with a longer term is less expensive than a futures contract with a shorter term. When rolling Bitcoin Futures or Ether Futures contracts in backwardation, an Underlying ETF is selling a shorter-term contract at a higher price and buying a longer-term contract at a lower price. Whenever an Underlying ETF is buying or selling a Bitcoin Futures or Ether Futures, the Underlying ETFs will incur transaction expenses.

The Underlying ETFs’ Remaining Investments. The Underlying ETFs will generally invest their remaining assets in any one or more of the following types of short-term cash instruments to provide liquidity, serve as margin, or collateralize the Underlying ETFs’ investments in Bitcoin Futures and/or Ether Futures:

U.S. Treasury securities;
Money market instruments; and
repurchase agreements.

The Underlying ETFs may also engage in reverse repurchase agreements or similar transactions for leveraging purposes.

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ARKD - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ARKD Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 34.7% N/A N/A N/A
1 Yr N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 Yr N/A* N/A N/A N/A
5 Yr N/A* N/A N/A N/A
10 Yr N/A* N/A N/A N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ARKD Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2022 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period ARKD Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 34.7% N/A N/A N/A
1 Yr N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 Yr N/A* N/A N/A N/A
5 Yr N/A* N/A N/A N/A
10 Yr N/A* N/A N/A N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period ARKD Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2022 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A

ARKD - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

ARKD Category Low Category High ARKD % Rank
Net Assets 4.71 M N/A N/A N/A
Number of Holdings 11 N/A N/A N/A
Net Assets in Top 10 1.98 M N/A N/A N/A
Weighting of Top 10 99.68% N/A N/A N/A

Top 10 Holdings

  1. EA SERIES TRUST ARK 21SHARES ACT 28.70%
  2. EA SERIES TRUST ARK 21 SHARES AC 20.44%
  3. COINBASE GLOBAL INC 15.67%
  4. BLOCK INC 11.20%
  5. GALAXY DIGITAL HOLDINGS LTD 5.43%
  6. SHOPIFY INC 4.73%
  7. ROBINHOOD MKTS INC 4.56%
  8. SOFI TECHNOLOGIES INC 3.60%
  9. MERCADOLIBRE INC 2.84%
  10. NU HLDGS LTD 2.51%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High ARKD % Rank
Stocks
99.68% N/A N/A N/A
Cash
0.32% N/A N/A N/A
Preferred Stocks
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Other
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Convertible Bonds
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Bonds
0.00% N/A N/A N/A

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ARKD % Rank
Utilities
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Technology
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Real Estate
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Industrials
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Healthcare
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Financial Services
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Energy
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Communication Services
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Consumer Defense
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% N/A N/A N/A
Basic Materials
0.00% N/A N/A N/A

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High ARKD % Rank
US
94.25% N/A N/A N/A
Non US
5.43% N/A N/A N/A

ARKD - Expenses

Operational Fees

ARKD Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.90% N/A N/A N/A
Management Fee 0.55% N/A N/A N/A
12b-1 Fee N/A N/A N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A N/A N/A N/A

Sales Fees

ARKD Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A N/A N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A N/A N/A N/A

Trading Fees

ARKD Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A N/A N/A N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

ARKD Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover N/A N/A N/A N/A

ARKD - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

ARKD Category Low Category High ARKD % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.68% N/A N/A N/A

Dividend Distribution Analysis

ARKD Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency None

Net Income Ratio Analysis

ARKD Category Low Category High ARKD % Rank
Net Income Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

ARKD Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency

Distributions History

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ARKD - Fund Manager Analysis

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
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