Cathie Wood loves the setup for her stocks after sell-off, expects big returns from her strategies


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Cathie Wood, CEO and founder of ARK Invest.

Cathie Wood, founder of Ark Invest, said Friday that the pullback in technology stocks is not a cause for concern, and that her long-term bets will continue to move higher.

“I love this set up,” she said Friday on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.” “The worst thing that could have happened to us is to have the market narrowly focus on just our ilk of stock — the the innovation space.”

Amid the rotation out of high-growth areas of the market, some of Wood’s strategies are now down more than 30% since their February peak.

“From our point of view — five-year time horizon — nothing has changed except the price,” she said. Back in February Wood expected a 15% compound annual rate of return from her strategies, but after the recent fall in prices, she envisions that number rising to between 25% and 30%.

Wood’s flagship fund Ark Innovation gained some ground on Friday along with the broader tech sector, although the fund is still down more than 9% for the week.

Amid the weakness, around $760 million has been pulled from the fund over the last week, according to data from FactSet.

Wood rose to fame in 2020 when her suite of exchange-traded funds — focused on areas including the genomic revolution and robotics — far outperformed the broader market.

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