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Last updated Jan 28, 2023

Compare and contrast key facts about ARK Space Exploration & Innovation ETF (ARKX) and ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK).

ARKX and ARKK are both exchange-traded funds (ETFs), meaning they are traded on stock exchanges and can be bought and sold throughout the day. ARKX is an actively managed fund by ARK Investment Management. It was launched on Mar 30, 2021. ARKK is an actively managed fund by ARK Investment Management. It was launched on Oct 31, 2014. Both ARKX and ARKK have an expense ratio of 0.75%.

Scroll down to visually compare performance, riskiness, drawdowns, and other indicators and decide which better suits your portfolio: ARKX or ARKK.

Key characteristics

YTD Return12.07%29.29%
1Y Return-13.16%-41.49%
5Y Return (Ann)-18.75%0.38%
10Y Return (Ann)-18.75%9.96%
Sharpe Ratio-0.40-0.61
Daily Std Dev32.83%67.66%
Max Drawdown-43.61%-80.91%

ARKX vs. ARKK - Performance Comparison

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in ARKX and ARKK. Since Mar 31, 2021, ARKX has shown a total return of -31.60%, higher than ARKK's total return of -64.41%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


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ARKX vs. ARKK - Dividend Comparison

Neither ARKX nor ARKK has paid dividends to shareholders.

Tickers have no history of dividend payments

ARKX vs. ARKK - Sharpe Ratio Comparison

The current ARKX Sharpe Ratio is -0.40, which is higher than the ARKK Sharpe Ratio of -0.61. The chart below compares the 12-month rolling Sharpe Ratio of ARKX and ARKK.


ARKX vs. ARKK - Drawdown Comparison

The maximum ARKX drawdown for the period was -43.61%, higher than the maximum ARKK drawdown of -77.17%. The drawdown chart below compares losses from any high point along the way for ARKX and ARKK


ARKX vs. ARKK - Volatility Comparison

The volatility of ARKX is currently 19.43%, which is lower than the volatility of ARKK at 53.18%. The chart below compares the 10-day rolling volatility of ARKX and ARKK.