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 $11.38B. The average expense ratio is 0.53%. Utilities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Utilities ETF is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund XLU with $7.30B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Utilities ETF was the PSCU at 7.71%. 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 Shares8.73%
UPWProShares Ultra Utilities4.64%
FUTYFidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF3.37%
IDUiShares U.S. Utilities ETF3.35%
VPUVanguard Utilities ETF3.31%


SDPProShares UltraShort Utilities-6.97%
JXIiShares Global Utilities ETF-0.19%
UTLFiShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Utilities ETF-0.05%
FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund1.97%
PUIInvesco DWA Utilities Momentum ETF2.30%

top creations

XLUUtilities Select Sector SPDR Fund204.54
JXIiShares Global Utilities ETF19.88
RYUInvesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF4.23
FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund3.84
UTSLDirexion Daily Utilities Bull 3X Shares3.74

top redemptions

VPUVanguard Utilities ETF-39.36
FUTYFidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF-13.17
IDUiShares U.S. Utilities ETF-12.59
PUIInvesco DWA Utilities Momentum ETF-5.35
SDPProShares UltraShort Utilities--


UTSLDirexion Daily Utilities Bull 3X Shares9.06%
XLUUtilities Select Sector SPDR Fund6.28%
UPWProShares Ultra Utilities5.94%
PSCUInvesco S&P SmallCap Utilities ETF3.92%
JHMUJohn Hancock Multifactor Utilities3.16%


JXIiShares Global Utilities ETF-11.42%
SDPProShares UltraShort Utilities-6.78%
FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund-3.89%
RYUInvesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF-1.15%
FUTYFidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF0.90%

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