Vanguard Utilities ETF VPU 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 unregulated Read more
VPU offers the broadest portfolio of any pure utilities-sector fund.
The fund offers an attractive, stable dividend yield relative to many other sectors.
The utilities sector is one the least volatile segments of the market. Read more
Utilities face a tough regulatory environment.
Rising interest rates can hurt the fund's performance.