Cathie Wood Predicts Deflation In 2024, More AI And Tech Optimism — And Rate Cuts – Coinbase Glb (NASDAQ:COIN), ARK Innovation ETF (ARCA:ARKK)

Cathie Wood Predicts Deflation In 2024, More AI And Tech Optimism — And Rate Cuts - Coinbase Glb (NASDAQ:COIN), ARK Innovation ETF (ARCA:ARKK)

ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood ‘s strategy is to pivot during the anticipated deflationary period and focus heavily on innovation and technological advancements. What Happened : Wood shared her insights on the 2024 market outlook and her investment strategy Friday on CNBC’s “The Exchange.” Here’s what she had to say: Deflation : This will be a key theme in 2024, prompting the Federal Reserve to cut rates aggressively. This economic environment, combined with technological progress, sets up firms that are well-adapted to deflation and dedicated to innovation for significant expansion in the upcoming years. Diversification : ARK Innovation ETF ARKK, Wood’s flagship fund, has seen a remarkable turnaround, boasting a 70% year-to-date increase. Wood attributed this success to concentrating on high-conviction stocks during the downturn, a move considered risky by many. As the market stabilizes, ARK is diversifying its portfolio, eyeing the potential reopening of the IPO market and adding back some previously sold names due to clearer outlooks. Artificial Intelligence (AI): A significant shift in Wood’s strategy is the increased focus on companies at the forefront of AI and technology. She highlighted Meta Platforms Inc. META, where ARK had previously reduced holdings due to skepticism about its Metaverse strategy. Wood’s renewed interest in Meta aligns with CEO Mark Zuckerberg ‘s leveraging open-source AI. See Also: Elon Musk Tells Cathie Wood Legacy Media Is Doing What They Can For Clicks – ‘Can’t Entirely Blame Them’ The Rise of Gene Editing: Wood also underscored the transformative potential of gene editing technologies, specifically mentioning CRISPR Therapeutics. The recent FDA approval of the first gene therapy using CRISPR CAS 9 for sickle cell disease is seen as a groundbreaking development. This sector, according to Wood, has been inefficiently priced due to its early-stage nature and cash-burn issues, presenting an attractive investment opportunity. ARK’s Top Holdings: Wood revealed that Coinbase Global Inc. COIN, with a staggering 400% increase this year, has overtaken Tesla Inc . TSLA as ARK’s top holding. Other significant positions include UI Path Inc. PATH, Zoom Video Communication Inc. ZM, Roku Inc. ROKU, Block Inc. SQ, Roblox Corp. RBLX, and CRISPR Therapeutics AG CRSP See Also: Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest Buys Tesla, Meta Shares Amid Market Volatility — Sells Coinbase And Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Shares Table: ARK Innovation ETF Top 10 Holdings Table: ARK Innovation ETF Top 10 Holdings Security Name Sector Price Weight YTD Return Coinbase Global, Inc. Financials 175.48 11.05% 395.85% Tesla, Inc. Consumer Discretionary 252.61 7.63% 105.07% UIPath Inc. Information Technology 25.33 7.32% 99.29% Roku, Inc. Communication Services 90.61 6.95% 122.62% Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Information Technology 72.43 6.84% 6.92% Block, Inc. Financials 76.69 6.50% 22.04% Roblox Corporation Communication Services 45.98 4.20% 61.58% Twilio Inc. Information Technology 75.80 4.06% 54.82% CRISPR Therapeutics AG Health Care 63.63 3.92% 56.53% Unity Software Inc. Information Technology 39.30 3.72% 37.44% Read Now: Is Lower Inflation A Green Light For 2024 Interest Rate Cuts? Markets Are Ending The Year ‘Surprised,’ CIO Says Image: Courtesy of Ark Earnings Options Dividends IPOs date ticker name Price Target Upside/Downside Recommendation Firm © 2023 Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved. Posted In: Analyst ColorLarge CapMacro Economic EventsMid CapSector ETFsSmall CapEconomicsFederal ReserveSmall BusinessAnalyst RatingsTechETFsCathie WoodInflationInterest RatesStories That Matter