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 $19.76B. The average expense ratio is 0.51%. Utilities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Utilities ETF is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund XLU with $11.02B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Utilities ETF was the UTSL at 60.68%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Utilities space was the Global X MSCI China Utilities ETF CHIU in 12/07/18.

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