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 $11.00B. The average expense ratio is 0.52%. Utilities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Utilities ETF is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund XLU with $7.07B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Utilities ETF was the JXI at 7.20%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Utilities space was the Direxion Daily Utilities Bull 3X Shares UTSL in 05/03/17.


SDPProShares UltraShort Utilities1.98%
UTESReaves Utilities ETF-1.09%
XLUUtilities Select Sector SPDR Fund-1.15%
VPUVanguard Utilities ETF-1.27%
IDUiShares U.S. Utilities ETF-1.39%


JHMUJohn Hancock Multifactor Utilities-5.62%
UTSLDirexion Daily Utilities Bull 3X Shares-5.29%
PSCUPowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio-5.02%
UPWProShares Ultra Utilities-4.01%
JXIiShares Global Utilities ETF-3.19%

top creations

XLUUtilities Select Sector SPDR Fund260.26
VPUVanguard Utilities ETF13.23
UTSLDirexion Daily Utilities Bull 3X Shares11.97
SDPProShares UltraShort Utilities0.65
UTESReaves Utilities ETF--

top redemptions

IDUiShares U.S. Utilities ETF-138.59
FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund-41.00
FUTYFidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF-29.53
RYUGuggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF-21.02
JXIiShares Global Utilities ETF-12.24


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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