10 top crypto tokens, plus the rising stars of equity research

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10 top crypto tokens

Arca CIO Jeff Dorman, CFA

Jeff Dorman is the chief investment officer of the $200 million crypto asset manager Arca. He shares 3 themes and 10 tokens he’s betting on in crypto, and also walks through an example of how to execute special situations investing in digital assets.

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The investing chief of crypto asset manager Arca shares the 3 themes and 10 tokens he’s betting on – and explains how to execute his special-situations investing strategy in digital assets


The rising stars of equity research

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From left to right: Edison Yu, Emily Chieng, Rajat Gupta, and Aga Zmigrodzka

For our Rising Stars of Equity Research feature, we selected 19 young analysts 35 and under covering a wide range of sectors from gaming to natural gas. The group hails from top Wall Street firms including Bank of America, JPMorgan, and Morgan Stanley.

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Meet the rising stars of equity research, up-and-comers making calls on everything from the next big electric car maker to the return of live events


The 10 most profitable SPAC shorts right now

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SPAC short-sellers have raked in more than $500 million in mark-to-market profits over the past 30 days. Their bearish bets have paid off amid a steep decline in SPAC market sentiment and overall performance.

Exclusive data from S3 Partners details the 10 most profitable SPAC shorts in the market right now.

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SPAC short-sellers have taken home $500 million in 30 days. These are the 10 most profitable blank-check companies to bet against right now.


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How to trade the SPAC slowdown, plus the case for $1 million Bitcoin by year-end

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How to trade the SPAC slowdown

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SPAC issuance is down 90% from March as once-hot retail-investor demand wanes – and short-sellers have certain blank-check companies firmly in their sights. We spoke to one SPAC skeptic about how he decides which ones to bet against, and another investor shared arbitrage opportunities in the space.

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Short sellers have ramped up their bets against SPACs. A hedge-fund manager breaks down his approach – and explains why he’s betting against a SPAC merger that has plunged 25% this year.

SPAC issuance is down 90% from March as retail interest disappears. A SPAC arbitrage investor breaks down why that means opportunity for enterprising investors – and shares 3 top picks on his radar.


The case for $1 million Bitcoin

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Dan Held is the growth lead at Kraken, the fourth largest crypto exchange by trading volume. He first bought Bitcoin at $10 and began to double down in 2014 after acquiring a “HODL” mindset. He explains how Bitcoin might hit $1 million by year-end – and as a bonus lays out what meme token Dogecoin is all about.

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The growth lead at crypto exchange Kraken breaks down how Bitcoin’s price might hit $1 million by the end of the year – and how Gen Z and millennials are driving Dogecoin’s explosive rally


How to invest in art

Chelsea Nassib, CEO and co-founder of Tappan

Online art platform Tappan Collective, which launched in 2012, saw sales double in 2020 as online art sales surged. Co-founder Chelsea Nassib explained why Tappan is now allowing crypto payments and NFT certificates of authenticity. She also shared four art-investing tips to capitalize on the art boom and seven emerging artists to watch.

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A millennial founder who’s melding the physical art world with crypto shares 4 things investors need to know as online art sales hit record highs – and names 7 emerging artists to watch


A deep dive on America’s economic future

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The US economy is poised to grow at its fastest pace since 1984. With a recovery that brisk, expect plenty of strange developments over the next few months.

Economists expect the US economy to grow at its fastest pace since 1984 this year. Insider senior correspondent Aki Ito digs into what led to the boom, and what it means going forward for an American populace still feeling the unique effects of a historic downturn.

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The US economy is barreling toward a boom – and it’s going to be bigger, faster, and weirder than you expect


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Wisdom from a crypto billionaire, plus a risk-free bitcoin trade that could pay double-digit returns

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Wisdom from a 29-year-old self-made crypto billionaire

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In three-and-a-half years, Sam Bankman-Fried has quietly transformed from an ETF trader into a cryptocurrency legend and one of the world’s youngest billionaires, with an estimated net worth of almost $9 billion.

On a recent podcast, he discussed a strategy that secured 10% daily returns on million-dollar trades. He also shared how correctly evaluating risk in cryptos can lead to moneymaking opportunities.

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A 29-year-old self-made billionaire breaks down how he achieved daily returns of 10% on million-dollar crypto trades, and shares how to find the best opportunities


A risk-free bitcoin trade that could pay double digits by December

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Bitcoin futures are in contango, which presents a risk-free opportunity that’s recently offered an 11% return for investors willing to do the legwork. The trade is designed to exploit the discrepancy between bitcoin’s spot and futures prices.

We break down how it works, and experts explain why this arbitrage opportunity even exists in the first place – and is unlikely to go away anytime soon.

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Bitcoin is a headache to store, and that’s created an investment opportunity that could theoretically pay determined traders big risk-free returns by December


Creative strategies with value-investing legend Joel Greenblatt

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We spoke to Joel Greenblatt, the co-CIO of Gotham Asset Management, where he averaged 50% annual returns from 1985 to 1994. He told us how he locates “creative” opportunities in a market where everyone always scrambles to buy the same things.

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Investing legend Joel Greenblatt averaged 50% annual returns over 10 years. He told us his strategy for individual investors to find ‘creative’ opportunities in an increasingly crowded and ever-changing market.


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Trading the infrastructure bill, plus strategies for Archegos fallout

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How to trade the infrastructure bill

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President Joe Biden recently announced a $2 trillion plan to rebuild American infrastructure. We spoke to Global X infrastructure analyst Andrew Little about 5 stocks he thinks stand to benefit.

UBS is also looking for opportunities specifically in the commodity space. The firm recently revealed 8 such trades it says can each lead to 10%-plus returns as raw-material prices surge.

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An analyst for the top-performing infrastructure ETF in the US this year shares 5 stocks set to benefit for years from Biden and Congress’ expected multitrillion-dollar package

UBS says these 8 commodity trades could make you a return of at least 10% as the reopening and Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan send prices surging


Strategies for Archegos fallout

Bill Hwang

For investors that were spared serious fallout from the implosion of Archegos, the whole ordeal is a good opportunity to reevaluate certain approaches, and perhaps even capitalize on the chaos.

From a “Warren Buffett trade” investors can use to take advantage, to strategies designed to profit from mispricings, we’ve been busy compiling recommendations.

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An options expert breaks down how the secretive derivatives instruments at the center of the Archegos implosion work – and shares a ‘Warren Buffett trade’ that investors can execute to take advantage of stocks impacted by the $30 billion selling spree

2 experts in the risky product that triggered Archegos’ $20 billion margin call break down the market implications of the blowup – and share how traders can take advantage of the heightened volatility

An investor who used to work for Baupost’s Seth Klarman explains why he thinks the Archegos implosion is the ‘Frankenstein version of GameStop’ – and shares how to replicate hedge fund performance without taking on huge risks


99th-percentile internet investing

Ryan Jacob

Ryan Jacob’s mutual fund – the Jacob Internet Fund (JAMFX) – is up 201% over the last year. He shared with us 5 stocks he thinks will crush Wall Street estimates going forward. And while he tends to stay away from large-cap firms, he shared which two FAANMG stocks he likes most.

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Ryan Jacob’s internet fund tripled in value over the last year and beat 99% of its peers over the past 3. He shared 5 stocks he’s betting on for their ‘very significant’ upside – and the 2 FAANMG firms he thinks will grow 20-30% per year.


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Hedge funds vs. Chamath, plus finding gems in overlooked mid-cap stocks

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Hedge funds vs. Chamath

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SPACs have been caught in a harsh sell-off along with growth stocks as bond yields rise. Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya has been among those most affected, with short-sellers making $40 million betting against his SPACs year-to-date. We break down the wagers being made against Chamath’s three most high-profile SPACs.

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Hedge funds are ramping up bets against Chamath Palihapitiya’s SPACs and have already taken home $40 million this year. Here’s a detailed look at the wagers they’re making.


The case for overlooked mid-cap stocks

Amy Zhang

Amy Zhang manages $11 billion across small- and mid-cap funds for Alger – one of which has generated a 138% return over the past year. She explains why the mid-cap equity space is teeming with opportunity, and shares 3 of her top stock picks.

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A fund manager who’s returned 138% in the past year shares 3 mid-cap stocks poised to surge as the economic reopening accelerates – and breaks down why investors should consider this overlooked yet outperforming asset class


4 charts for the future

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David Keller is the chief market strategist at Stockcharts.com and an expert at technical analysis. We asked him what charts investors should be looking at now, and what they’re indicating assets might do going forward. He responded with four that he dissected in detail.

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A chief market strategist shares 4 must-see charts that forecast the next big moves in stocks, bonds, and gold – and 6 trades set to surge on what happens next


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Investing in sports cards, plus a 3-part bitcoin strategy spanning the entire ecosystem

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Your weekly outlook

This past week featured more tug-of-war in the stock and bond markets between fears of runaway inflation and confidence in the economic recovery. The highlight of the week was Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s press conference as part of the central bank’s rate decision, which seemingly soothed investor nerves and caused stocks to surge into the close.

Then the next day everyone seemed to get cold feet. The 10-year Treasury yield spiked yet again to a more than one-year high, signaling renewed inflation fears. That helped take a 3% bite out of the tech-heavy Nasdaq on Thursday. Now heading into next week the market once again finds itself seemingly rudderless and vulnerable to inflationary mood swings.

The input to watch this week will once again be the 10-year yield, which has become the foremost indicator of inflation fears. It’s the highest since January 2020 right now. If investors continue to question Powell’s insistence on maintaining stimulative asset purchases, it could spike even more. Then stocks – namely tech – could tank further. Stay tuned.


Investing in sports cards

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The rise of sports betting and NFTs like NBA Top Shot have fueled a trading boom in sports cards. Collectable is a trading platform that allows fans to buy fractional shares of valuable cards. CEO Ezra Levine breaks down how digital collectibles could boost returns and hedge inflation.

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NFTs like NBA Top Shot are fueling a trading boom in million-dollar sports cards. The CEO of a fractional sports investing platform breaks down why digital collectibles are the ‘perfect intersection of passion and profits.’


3-part bitcoin strategy

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Norwegian tycoon Kjell Inge Rokke recently joined a growing list of billionaires to embrace bitcoin. In a recent 23-page shareholder letter, Rokke lays out his three-fold bitcoin investing strategy. He specifically details why he sees bitcoin as a solution instead of a problem for its perceived challenges.

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A Norwegian billionaire who just set up a $59 million unit to invest in the bitcoin ecosystem breaks down his 3-fold strategy – and shares why he believes the digital currency is actually a solution to many of its perceived challenges


How to find long-term compounders

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Tucker Walsh and Rayna Lesser Hannaway manage the Polen US Small Company Growth fund, which has returned 104% to investors over the past year. They unpack the “flywheel criteria” they use to identify so-called compounders, and also share three long-term small-cap stock picks set to surge as part of the reopening trade.

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The portfolio managers of a small-cap growth fund that returned 104% to investors in the past year share 3 stocks that are set to surge as part of the reopening trade – and lay out how they identify long-term compounders


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Bitcoin’s path to $5 trillion, plus the market’s 20 most-shorted SPACs right now

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Your weekly outlook

The past week in the stock market saw a few more flashes of the long-awaited rotation out of mega-cap tech stocks, and into beaten-down value names. On Monday the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 bottomed out more than 10% below recent highs before saving some face later in the week. Many popular meme stocks were collateral damage.

But the Nasdaq may have an ace in the hole in the form of the $1,400 stimulus checks due to hit Americans’ bank accounts as soon as this weekend. A recent survey from Deutsche Bank found that half of all people between the ages of 25 and 34 plan to use the money to buy stocks.

Considering the recent tendency for retail investors to chase momentum in tech stocks and Reddit favorites, it could be game on for the Nasdaq – and let’s be honest, probably GameStop, which saw a spike of renewed buying this past week.


The path to a $5 trillion market cap for bitcoin

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Jake Ryan, the chief investment officer of crypto asset hedge fund Tradecraft Capital, explains how bitcoin could reach a market cap of $5 trillion by 2023 and $20 trillion by 2030. He also shares two emerging areas of the crypto-asset market that he’s bullish on.

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The investing chief of a crypto hedge fund breaks down why he thinks bitcoin will achieve a $5 trillion market cap by 2023 – and shares 2 emerging areas of the asset class that he’s bullish on


The 20 most-shorted SPACs in the market

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SPACs have taken a beating in recent weeks amid a broad tech sell-off. It’s put renewed focus on which are out of favor with investors as cries of a bubble mount.

While some traders are capitalizing on the slump using arbitrage strategies, others are shorting outright. We obtained exclusive data on the market’s 20 most-shorted SPACs.

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These are the 20 most-shorted SPACs in the market right now as skeptics wager billions against the ‘blank-check’ revolution


The ‘trade of the 2020s’

Rob Arnott

Rob Arnott, the founder of Research Affiliates, counts firms like PIMCO and Invesco as clients and helped create a groundbreaking investing strategy called smart beta. He thinks value stocks in emerging markets and the UK are very attractive right now, and says buying them together is the “trade of the 2020s.”

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The world’s top investment firms pay Rob Arnott for advice. He shares 2 investing ideas that could go down as ‘the trade of the 2020s’ as the world bounces back from COVID-19


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How to find post-selloff opportunities, plus Cathie Wood on NFTs

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Your weekly recap/outlook

This past week was one where the market just couldn’t make up its mind. US stocks surged on Monday after suffering their worst decline in months the prior week. Then inflation fears and spiking bond yields spooked investors anew as Fed Chair Jerome Powell failed to calm nerves.

The tides turned again on Friday as anxious dip-buyers quickly pulled tech stocks back out of correction following a monster jobs report that nearly doubled forecasts. Now it’s anyone’s guess where the market heads next week. 

The volatility is stemming at least partially from uncertainty around how signs of economic progress should be interpreted. On one hand, encouraging labor-market data should have investors excited about the prospect of increased consumer spending. But on the flip side, an economy that runs too hot risks runaway inflation – the sort of thing addressed by higher interest rates. And when rates rise, stocks lose luster. It’s quite the catch-22.

What made this past week so unique was how wildly sentiment swung from “bad news is good news” to “good news is good news,” often in the same day. Whichever camp investors decide on will largely dictate market action in the near term. And the main inputs for that will continue to be economic data, Fed comments, and stimulus progress. Stay tuned.


Strategies for dominating after a sell-off

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The US stock market was whipsawed last week by fluctuating expectations for post-stimulus inflation. Tech stocks fell into correction territory and one point before rallying into the weekend. It was the type of environment that creates opportunities for well-prepared investors.

In response to the volatility, UBS detailed 3 ways investors can take advantage of the swings. Meanwhile, investment strategist Luke Lloyd of Strategic Wealth Partners shared the single sector and 4 specific stock picks poised to beat the market in the aftermath.

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UBS shares 3 ways investors can take advantage of market swings following the late-February selloff – and lays out 3 sectors that can benefit from higher growth and interest rates

An investment strategist shares the stock sector and 4 specific picks that offer the best chance to beat the market following the Treasury yield-driven sell-off in tech


Cathie Wood talks NFTs and bitcoin

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Cathie Wood’s main fund has declined sharply since its record close on February 12 amid a broad tech sell-off. In a recent interview, Wood said she’d focus on high-conviction names during extended corrections. She also shared why she’s very excited about NFTs and her bullish thoughts on five top Ark Invest holdings.

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Ark CEO Cathie Wood explains why she is ‘very excited’ about NFTs, the collectible tokens that are trading for millions online – and shares her latest thoughts on 5 top holdings, including bitcoin


Strategies from a 99th-percentile investor

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Michael Oh, manager of the Matthews Asia Innovators Fund, is up nearly 200% over the past 10 years, which puts him in the top 1% of his peer group. He broke down for Insider the four pillars of his investing strategy, and shared three stocks he likes over the next five to 10 years.

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Michael Oh has beaten 99% of his peers over the last 10 years. He told us the 4 pillars of his investing strategy, and shared 3 stocks he thinks will see explosive growth over the next 5-10 years.


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A complete guide to Cathie Wood’s mind-blowing success, her firm’s investing strategies, and the stock picks she’s betting on for the future

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Cathie Wood is the CEO and chief investment officer of ARK Invest, which runs three of the highest-returning stock ETFs of the last three years.

  • Cathie Wood has earned cult-like status on Wall Street due to her firm’s investing outperformance.
  • Her firm’s ETFs are attracting inflows that rival industry legends like Vanguard and BlackRock.
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Cathie Wood emerged as the breakout star investor during one of the most chaotic years in Wall Street history. 

While her career dates back to 1981, 2020 was the year when her performance and fund inflows earned her a cult-like following in the industry. 

The $24.5 billion ARK Innovation ETF, her flagship exchange-traded fund, rose 150% last year, thanks partly to Tesla’s 730% gain. Her other funds that cover the fintech, genomic, and internet industries all landed on the list of the 10 best-performing ETFs of 2020. 

Retail and professional investors alike took notice of Wood’s performance: Last year, Ark’s family of ETFs grew at the fastest proportional growth rate of any ETF or mutual-fund manager in a Morningstar database that goes back to 2000.

Ark ETFs continue to command the industry’s attention in 2021 by attracting new investor money at a pace that rivals stalwarts like BlackRock’s iShares and Vanguard. Even her less-popular index funds are in the top 10% of flows year-to-date, according to Bloomberg data.  

Following Wood’s rapid rise over the past few years, there are questions about whether, and for how much longer, she can sustain her outperformance. The recent sell-off in high-growth stocks triggered a record one-day outflow of $465 million from her flagship innovation ETF. But in a sign of her staying power, investors poured a near-record $464 million back into the fund on the final trading day of February, Bloomberg data shows.

Insider will continue covering every angle of her cult-like status, from her ascendancy to the biggest investing bets she is making and the corners of the market she’s exploring next. 

Subscribe now to read Insider’s full coverage of Cathie Wood.  

Inside her meteoric rise: Cathie Wood made a career betting on the future. Insiders reveal how the ARK Invest founder won the funds (and hearts) of memelord traders and boomer investors alike.

Inside Ark Invest’s workplace, and what it’s like to work for Wood: Famed investor Cathie Wood has staffed her firm with analysts in their 20s and 30s as she looks to predict the future. 2 analysts break down what it’s like to work at Ark Invest.

Inside her stock-picking process: Cathie Wood’s firm built 3 of the world’s best ETFs, which all doubled in value within 3 years. She told us her 3-part process for spotting underappreciated technologies before they explode.

Why she was unfazed by the bond-induced sell-off in stocks: Cathie Wood breaks down why she was ‘very comfortable’ as the stock market got rocked by last week’s bond sell-off – and shares her outlook for what happens after the tech rout

Her views on the biggest market events of 2021 so far: Cathie Wood and her analysts discuss why Tesla’s $1.5 billion bitcoin purchase could trigger a wave of corporate investments, the fallout of the GameStop-AMC phenomenon, and their bullish views on the Chinese stock behind Clubhouse

Ark Invest’s 2021 outlook: Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest runs 5 active ETFs that more than doubled in 2020. She and her analysts share their 2021 outlooks on the economy, bitcoin, and Tesla.

The investment case for TeslaArk Invest, Tesla’s biggest bull, broke down its thesis on the electric-car maker ahead of its inclusion in the S&P 500

Her stock picks that crushed the market in 2020: We’re very surprised we didn’t underperform in the 4th quarter’: Cathie Wood and her analysts break down their stock-selection process and the top 10 picks that contributed to the outperformance of ARK ETFs in Q4 2020

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5 ways to hedge against an inflation spike, plus what it’s like to work for Cathie Wood

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Your weekly recap/outlook

This past week was a total throwback. GameStop traders ran rampant. The US stimulus outlook caused significant market gyrations. It felt like the last week January all over again.

GameStop surged 104% in the final 30 minutes of trading on Wednesday and extended those gains to 311% at Thursday intraday highs. The spike was enough to cost short-sellers – apparently gluttons for punishment – another $1.9 billion in mark-to-market losses. The rally petered out on Friday, but it was refreshing for everyone’s favorite brick-and-mortar game retailer to get another couple days in the sun.

Strangely enough, the latest GameStop frenzy was largely overshadowed by a bond-market tantrum that saw 10-year Treasury yields climb to a more than one-year high. The culprit was renewed inflation fears stemming from President Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus bill.

The worry is that consumer prices will overheat as the US economy snaps back into shape, and the Fed’s assurance that it will keep a loose monetary policy for the foreseeable future did nothing to soothe nerves. The most overvalued segments of the stock market – most notably mega-cap tech – sold off swiftly as the skyrocketing yields suddenly made bonds an attractive alternative.

At the center of all this going forward, per usual, is the economic recovery. The degree of progress will inform ongoing stimulus negotiations, which will stoke further debate about inflation risk. The narrative that prevails will determine whether the bond-market outburst was a flash in the pan, or a longer-term development that could upend portfolios and send stocks into another tailspin. Stay tuned.


5 ways to guard against inflation

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John Normand of JPMorgan is keeping a close eye on rates, and says a small increase could make a huge difference because the economy is so leveraged. Normand says he’s still “comfortable” investing today, but that might change if real rates pick up. He laid out five asset classes that will protect investors if inflation ramps up.

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JPMorgan says these 5 cross-asset hedges are the best ways to protect portfolios from stimulus-driven inflation


Working at Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest

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All eyes were on Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest this past week amid volatility in tech stocks. In recent interviews, two Ark analysts share how Wood has built the firm to weather pullbacks – and their responses provide insights into what it’s like to work at the reputed firm.

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Famed investor Cathie Wood has staffed her firm with analysts in their 20s and 30s as she looks to predict the future. 2 analysts break down what it’s like to work at Ark Invest.


SPAC winners and losers 

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The red-hot SPAC craze isn’t slowing as 154 SPACs have raised $48.5 billion so far this year. JPMorgan’s Michael Cembalest studied 85 SPACs to examine the winners and losers in the ecosystem. He also shared why it will be important to monitor the SPAC market over the next two years.

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The chairman of investment strategy at JPMorgan’s $2.2 trillion asset management arm studied 85 completed SPAC IPOs – and lays out the winners and losers in the ‘significant wealth transfers’ within the ecosystem


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