Investors were excited when Coinbase ($COIN) first launched into the public realm with its IPO in April 2021. The initial trading volume was some of the largest organic volume (volume traded by individuals, not institutions) ever recorded. Analysts and pundits around the world were on the hype train.
Fast forward to today, and those same analysts and pundits (looking at you, Cramer) have left the bandwagon and are now ardent opponents or have just left Coinbase out to dry. For Coinbase holders, the sting is especially brutal given that Cathy Wood’s ARK ($ARKK) dumped 1.4 million shares.