Morningstar Rating

ETF Research and Analysis

by Robert Goldsborough
IShares U.S. Utilities ETF IDU is an option for investors who want broad exposure to defensive, high-yielding United States utilities companies. This fund's holdings include regulated utilities, diversified utilities, and   Read more 

Bull Case

The utilities sector is one the least volatile segments of the market.
IDU offers an attractive, stable dividend yield relative to many other sectors.
Utilities companies' fundamentals have remained strong. 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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