Morningstar Rating

ETF Research and Analysis

by Robert Goldsborough
Suitability
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

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 

Bear Case

Utilities face a tough regulatory environment.
Rising interest rates can hurt the fund's performance.
Low power prices could squeeze margins. Read more 

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