The Best ETFs for Utilities


The utility sector is a crucial part of any well-diversified. Utilities are a defensive sector, meaning they are less vulnerable to changes in economic conditions.

Are utility ETFs a good investment?

Utility companies are heavily regulated and pay stable dividends through the years. Utility sector is low cost investment with less volatility during economic downturn.

When should you invest in utilities?

Essentially, investing in the utility sector is a good idea when GDP is not accelerating at a significant pace and the economy contracts.

Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)

Net Assets: 7.14B YTD Daily Total Return: -1.68% 3-Year Daily Total Return: 6.36% NAV: 148.66 as of 11/11/2022 Beta (5Y Monthly): 0.61 Average Yield: 3.05% Expense Ratio (net): 0.10%

iShares Global Energy ETF (IXC)

Net Assets: 2.21B YTD Daily Total Return: 51.64% NAV: 40.51 as of 11/11/2022 PE Ratio (TTM): 3.87 Beta (5Y Monthly): 1.34 Average Yield: 3.57% Expense Ratio (net): 0.40%

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (XES)

Net Assets: 42.79B YTD Daily Total Return: 69.80% NAV: 88.53 as of 11/11/2022 PE Ratio (TTM): 4.99 Beta (5Y Monthly): 1.57 Average Yield: 3.40% Expense Ratio (net): 0.10%

Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF (PSCE)

Net Assets: 146.16M YTD Daily Total Return: 61.30% NAV: 11.12 as of 11/11/2022 PE Ratio (TTM): N/A Beta (5Y Monthly): 2.29 Average Yield: 1.10% Expense Ratio (net): 0.29%

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