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
XLU is the most liquid utilities-sector ETF available.
The fund offers an attractive dividend yield.
Portfolio turnover was less than 11% in each of the past five years. Read more
Utilities face a tough regulatory environment.
Rising interest rates can hurt the fund's performance.