Morningstar Rating

ETF Research and Analysis

by Robert Goldsborough
Many investors have been drawn to the utilities sector over the last decade-plus, as utilities companies have benefited from strong residential and commercial demand for electricity and have enjoyed cheap debt financing   Read more 

Bull Case

The utilities sector is one the least volatile segments of the market.
IDU offers an attractive dividend yield relative to many other sectors.
Portfolio turnover was less than 10% in each of the past five years.  Read more 

Bear Case

IDU charges more than twice as much as its peers.
Utilities face a tough regulatory environment.
Rising interest rates can hurt the fund's performance.  Read more 

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