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What Are Active ETFs?

The popularity of the ARK family of ETFs is raising the profile of active ETFs.

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This article was written by Keonhee Kim.

Does an investment that is low cost, actively managed, and delivered triple-digit returns in 2020 sound too good to be true? That is the case for ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK). Thanks in part to that fund’s success, 2020 was a record year for exchange-traded funds--and there’s some buzz around active ETFs.

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