Cathie Wood’s new space ETF trounced the first-day trading activity of Ark’s previous fund launch

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Trading volume for Cathie Wood's newest ETF has soared during its first day on the market.

More than $200 million worth of shares of the Ark Space Exploration and Innovation ETF changed hands as of 2 p.m. ET, far surpassing the first-day action of Ark's last fund that launched in 2019. The Ark Fintech Innovation ETF saw just $1.2 million worth of shares traded on its first day, according to Bloomberg.

The space ETF opened at $20.50 and is currently trading down 1.27%.

The fund's top holding is Trimble, a technology company that provides GPS, laser, and optical technologies for various industries. The California-based company has an 8.61% weight in the ETF.

Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Ark's 3D printing ETF are also among the top 10 holdings.

Ark ETFs have pulled in nearly $16 billion this year despite the volatility that rocked Wood's flagship fund.

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