Cathie Wood: ‘What Would Make Me Reinvest in Nvidia?’

Cathie Wood: ‘What Would Make Me Reinvest in Nvidia?’

Nvidia's share price soared past $1,000 last week for the first time.

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ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood said it would take a “significant price correction” for her to reinvest in Nvidia having sold out last January, ahead of a 160% surge in the chip maker's shares price.

Speaking at ETF Stream’s ETF Ecosystem Unwrapped 2024 event last week, Wood said Nvidia was a cyclical stock that could face a significant price reduction as inventory continues to build.

“Nvidia historically has been a very cyclical stock, I remember in 2018 when it benefited from the crypto movement, ending up with a huge inventory correction and crypto was about 3% of its business,” Wood said.

“However, there was so much inventory building in the crypto space there was a glut. I do not think it will be as serious this time, but Nvidia did drop by two-thirds in one quarter.”

Nvidia Shares Top $1K

She added the “shortage” around graphics processing units (GPUs)—Nvidia’s second largest revenue generator— has not been as acute recently with the likes of Tesla having no problem in acquiring the chips.

It comes as shares in Nvidia passed $1,000 for the first time last week, rising 7% in extended trading, as its first-quarter results topped estimates again. The share price was changing hands over $1,100 in Tuesday morning trading in U.S. markets. The company has continued to benefit from the artificial intelligence boom.

Wood said the group redeployed its capital from Nvidia into Coinbase and other software companies across its range of ETFs, including the flagship ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK).

“Maybe some of these software companies did not do as well as Nvidia, however, if Nvidia is to continue working we must see this pool through into the tech stack and the central part of organizations, so there are going to be bumps in the road.”

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Theo Andrew joined ETF Stream as a senior reporter in September 2021. He has over four years of investment writing experience spanning pensions and retail investments, most recently at Citywire, where he was a senior reporter covering environmental, social and governance investing.