XLU is the most liquid utilities-sector ETF available.
The fund offers an attractive, stable dividend yield relative to many other sectors.
Utilities companies' fundamentals have remained strong. While energy efficiency means electricity demand is still growing but at a slower and slower rate, the sector is in great financial health with good payout ratios, leverage that is in line with acceptable levels, no imminent threat of dividend cuts, and good growth opportunities in spite of weak electricity demand. Read more