Morningstar Rating

ETF Research and Analysis

by Robert Goldsborough
Suitability
IShares U.S. Utilities ETF IDU offers exposure to regulated utilities, diversified utilities, and unregulated power generators. IDU is a suitable satellite holding for investors seeking defensive exposure to the U.S. equity   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.
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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