Warren Buffett vs Cathie Wood

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Warren Buffett vs Cathie Wood

If we go back to 2020, there was one ETF that was talked about more than any other ETF… ARKK.

ARKK is the ARK Innovation ETF managed by Cathie Wood. In 2020, ARKK returned a whopping 152%. This made Cathie Wood a very popular fund manager.

Then we have the OG, Warren Buffett. He kept to his same strategy & did not have a 152% year in 2020... it had a 2.42% year. However, we do not invest for just one year, we invest for the long term.

If we compare their respective funds, ARKK for Cathie Wood & BRK.B for Warren Buffett from Jan 2021-Feb 2024, we see a stark difference.

Cathie Wood had a great 2020 year that put her on the map, but since then, her ARKK fund has seen a -67% performance.

On the other hand, BRK.B did not have an above average year in 2020, but since then, it has seen a +68% performance.

What is the takeaway? To get a 152% return in 2020 is outstanding, however since then, the ARKK fund is not performing great at all. Long term investing is not about just having 1 outstanding year. It is about being consistent each and every year. While BRK.B “only” had a 2.42% year in 2020, for the past three years it is up 68% while ARKK investors are sitting on a -67% loss.

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