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Why Innovation Is Key to an Equity Portfolio

December 28, 2021 | The Switch

ARK Invest,

This season of ‘The Switch’, is focused on how innovation performs in times of market turmoil. In our final episode this season, ARK Client Portfolio Specialist, Dan White is again joined by ETF Trends CEO, Tom Lydon, and CIO, Dave Nadig to discuss why we believe innovation is key to an equity portfolio. Listen in as we examine how to best understand standard deviation, volatility, risk and how adding innovation could impact one’s portfolio.

‘The Switch’

The Switch, a weekly video series created by ARK Invest, aims to correct misinformation and help investors understand ETFs and investing in innovation. Each season, we’re joined by ETF Trends and ETF Database to help us break down a specific topic so that you and your portfolio can stay on the right side of technological change.

We hope every episode delivers that “light-bulb moment” of realization and clarity, ultimately flipping The Switch!


ARK’s statements are not an endorsement of any company or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any security. ARK and its clients as well as its related persons may (but do not necessarily) have financial interests in securities or issuers that are discussed. Certain of the statements contained may be statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on ARK’s current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance, or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements.

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In episode two, ARK Client Portfolio Manager, Ren Leggi, is joined by ETF Trends CEO, Tom Lydon, and CIO, Dave Nadig, to discuss volatility and why it’s not a bad word. In fact, Nadig believes it's a good word. Listen in as we examine the portfolio construction process, markets spikes, and correlations between innovative technologies.


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In this episode, we have a new host: ARK Client Portfolio Specialist, Dan White. As always, we’re joined by ETF Trends CEO, Tom Lydon, and CIO, Dave Nadig, to discuss real world evidence of ARK's efforts during expansion and contraction periods. Listen in as we examine the velocity of volatility, role of active management, and the importance of maintaining a long-term investment timeline.