Cathie Wood Resumes Selling in for First Time Since July

Cathie Wood is back to selling Inc. shares after a hiatus of about six months as Chinese technology stocks see a historic rebound helped by regulatory easing.

ARK Fintech Innovation ETF sold 6,645 American Depository Receipts of the Chinese online retailer on Thursday, marking its first sale of the company since July, according to Ark Investment Management LLC’s daily trading data compiled by Bloomberg. Wood’s previous selling streak was from mid-September 2021 to July.

The asset manager is offloading JD even as China’s internet sector, once dubbed “uninvestable,” is regaining favor on the Wall Street amid an exit from Covid-related restrictions and easing of years-long crackdown on the sector. The e-commerce operator’s ADRs have risen about 62% since their lows in October, trailing the more than 90% increase in sector bellwether Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s US listing.

JD was among the first companies Wood bought in 2021 after earlier dumping Chinese tech stocks. Following Beijing’s regulatory squeeze that wiped out more than $2 trillion from the sector’s valuation at one point, she started cutting holdings and kicked it out from ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF. After Thursday’s sale, the firm holds 150,318 shares of JD.