Shares: ARKG

ARKG Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF (ARKG)

Update 7/10/2018: I have exited ARKG for a small profit. My fundamental reason for buying ARKG — growth of the genetics sector — remains valid. However, we have been in a bear market since Jan. 26, and ARKG has moved into a down wave. I took my chips off the table — temporarily — in order to let that wave do its work without impacting me, and I shall jump back in once that wave is complete.

Shares produced a net rise of 3.1% over my 25-day holding period, for a +46% annual rate.

The ARKG chart below, covering one year with daily bars, shows that at the Minor degree the stock is in an uptrend and has begun a counter-trend correction at the Minute and Minuette degrees.

The 4th wave is generally a sideways movement, and often a complex one. That means a shallow correction but one that will take some time to complete. It will be followed by a 5th wave rise to new highs.

My plan is follow the Minute wave and trade the reversal to the upside of the Minor wave.


Update 6/17/2018: After buying into ARKG I have spent the weekend learning more about the fund’s creator and manager, ARK Investment Management LLC. Among my finds was this half-hour interview with ARK’s CEO, Catherine D. Woods, in which she discusses the company’s disruptive technologies themes. Interesting ideas.

I have entered a long shares position on ARKG, one of the few exchange-traded funds with an uptrending Fisher Transform and a visual trend on the annual chart to match.

I have structured it as a longer-term trade, a traditional buy-and-hold. The chart doesn’t follow the normal movements of the broad market, and in this bear market, I judge that outliers give the best prospects.

I screened for it in the simplest possible way: Listing all of the available exchange-traded funds, the huge majority of which are downtrending, and looking at those few with an uptrending Fisher. After that, it was just a matter of skimming through the charts.

The fund has no Zacks rank but is considered to be high risk. It pays no dividend and has no options. Morningstar gives it a 3-star rating.

The entry price was $30.22.

Atypically for me, ARKG is a story trade. I’m fascinated by genomics and all the useful information that can be harvested from a genetic test. Like millions of others, I’ve been tested by 23andMe (Wikipedia article), and have learned more about myself, my limits and gifts, my likely health challenges and I age, than my parents could have ever hoped to know.

Running my testing results through Promethease, I linked my results to the broad scientific literature tracked by SNPedia (Wikipedia article) for an even deeper knowledge of myself.

After much reading, I’m convinced that this tech is the Next Big Thing, and I want to go along for the ride. Plus, ARKG is classified as a Health Care ETF. I judge that we are in the last stage of the expansion that began in October 2009, a stage in which Health is a sector that does well.

ARKG is newly uptrending on the monthly Fisher Transform, and I shall use a switch to downtrending on that indicator as a signal to pull out temporarily.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 15, 2018

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  1. […] ARKG has set a lower low for two days in a a row for the first time since June 4, and the daily chart Fisher Transform has switched to downtrending. It has been uptrending since June 13. The weekly chart Fisher remains uptrending, as it has been since mid-May. The weekly is my chosen signal to consider exiting to avoid a downtrend. […]


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