Utilities Select Sector SPDR XLU is an option for investors who want broad exposure to defensive, high-yielding United States utilities companies. This fund's holdings include regulated utilities, diversified utilities, 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.