Utilities ETF Overview

Utilities ETFs invest in the equity of companies from the utilities industry. These companies are known for their reliable dividend payments and negative correlations to interest rates. A favorite for income investors, utilities often have higher dividend yields and carry moderate levels of risk.

Utilities ETFs are classified under this market segment:

Equity: U.S. Utilities

With 15 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Utilities ETFs gather total assets under management of $12.87B. The average expense ratio is of 1.2%. Utilities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Utilities ETF is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund XLU with $8.08B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Utilities ETF was the UPW at 49.22%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Utilities space was the Direxion Daily Utilities Bull 3X Shares UTSL in 05/03/17.


UTSLDirexion Daily Utilities Bull 3X Shares5.88%
UPWProShares Ultra Utilities3.78%
JHMUJohn Hancock Multifactor Utilities3.23%
PUIPowerShares DWA Utilities Momentum Portfolio2.02%
UTESReaves Utilities ETF1.86%


SDPProShares UltraShort Utilities-3.91%
FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund-0.88%
JXIiShares Global Utilities ETF-0.06%
RYUGuggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF0.62%
UTLFiShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Utilities ETF0.68%

top creations

UPWProShares Ultra Utilities5.09
FUTYFidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF1.95
JHMUJohn Hancock Multifactor Utilities1.42
UTLFiShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Utilities ETF--
UTSLDirexion Daily Utilities Bull 3X Shares--

top redemptions

XLUUtilities Select Sector SPDR Fund-488.50
IDUiShares U.S. Utilities ETF-107.09
FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund-102.06
VPUVanguard Utilities ETF-71.26
RYUGuggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF-26.12


JHMUJohn Hancock Multifactor Utilities11.15%
UTSLDirexion Daily Utilities Bull 3X Shares10.02%
UPWProShares Ultra Utilities6.56%
UTLFiShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Utilities ETF3.66%
PSCUPowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio3.46%


RYUGuggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF-11.69%
IDUiShares U.S. Utilities ETF-8.74%
FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund-6.74%
SDPProShares UltraShort Utilities-6.38%
JXIiShares Global Utilities ETF-3.54%

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