Vanguard Utilities ETF VPU is a strong, appealing option for investors who want broad exposure to defensive, high-yielding U.S. utilities companies. This low-cost exchange-traded fund holds U.S. utilities firms across the 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.