Utilities Select Sector SPDR XLU offers exposure to regulated utilities, diversified utilities, and unregulated power generators. XLU is a suitable satellite holding for investors seeking defensive exposure to the U.S. Read more
XLU is the most liquid utilities-sector ETF available.
The fund offers an attractive dividend yield relative to many other sectors.
Utilities companies' fundamentals have remained strong. Read more
Utilities face a tough regulatory environment.
Rising interest rates can hurt the fund's performance.