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January 14, 2013 at 07:00 AM EST
Tough Road For Utilities ETFs?
Utilities stocks (and ETFs) have generally fared quite well in the last few years, thanks to an interest in low volatility and high dividends among cautious and concerned investors. But there is perhaps reason to now be cautious looking forward; electricity use is declining, threatening the stability of one of the most stable sectors and forcing major utilities to seek out new revenue sources [for other investing and money management tips, check out the Money Management Tips Center over at Dividend.com]. Below, we outline five of the most interesting utilities equity ETFs for investors looking for funds that have performed well in the past and have a unique view of the market sector: Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) This ETF includes US companies from across the board, including electric, independent power producers, energy traders, and gas companies. With a low expense ratio of 18 basis points, this fund offers great exposure to some of the [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: ETFs & Sector Rotation: Large Cap, Small Cap, Or International? ETFdb Analyst Picks: Bull Run Holds For Now ETFdb Analyst Picks: Optimism Fuels Rebound The Most Tradable Stock In Each Sector SPDR ETF The 5 Most Important Chart Patterns For ETF Traders
Utilities stocks (and ETFs) have generally fared quite well in the last few years, thanks to an interest in low volatility and high dividends among cautious and concerned investors. But there is perhaps reason to now be cautious looking forward; electricity use is declining, threatening the stability of one of the most stable sectors and forcing major utilities to seek out new revenue sources [for other investing and money management tips, check out the Money Management Tips Center over at Dividend.com]. Below, we outline five of the most interesting utilities equity ETFs for investors looking for funds that have performed well in the past and have a unique view of the market sector: Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU)  This ETF includes US companies from across the board, including electric, independent power producers, energy traders, and gas companies. With a low expense ratio of 18 basis points, this fund offers great exposure to some of the [...]

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