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
VPU offers the broadest portfolio of any pure utilities-sector fund.
The fund offers an attractive dividend yield.
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.