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The Best Utilities Equities ETFs

The table below compares the performance and other essential indicators like dividend yield and expense ratio of 16 Utilities Equities ETFs.

Utilities ETFs are exchange-traded funds that focus on investing in stocks of companies within the utilities sector. This sector encompasses companies that provide essential services, such as electricity, natural gas, and water supply. Utilities ETFs offer investors exposure to the stable and regulated nature of the utilities industry, known for its relatively consistent cash flows and dividend yields.

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Year-to-Date Return


10-Year Annualized Return


Sharpe Ratio


Omega ratio


Sortino ratio


Calmar ratio


Ulcer Index


10Y Volatility


Maximum Drawdown


Dividend Yield

SymbolFull nameCategoryInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. YieldMax. DrawdownSharpe RatioSortino ratioOmega ratioCalmar ratioUlcer Index
ECLNFirst Trust EIP Carbon Impact ETFUtilities Equities, Actively ManagedAug 19, 20190.97%-5.4%7.0%2.4%-32.3%-0.3
FUTYFidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETFUtilities EquitiesOct 21, 20130.08%-7.6%8.9%3.8%-36.4%-0.5
FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX FundUtilities EquitiesMay 8, 20070.62%-5.9%7.7%2.6%-48.3%-0.4
GIISPDR S&P Global Infrastructure ETFUtilities EquitiesJan 25, 20070.40%1.0%5.5%3.0%-51.0%-0.3
GLIFAGFiQ Global Infrastructure ETFUtilities Equities, Actively ManagedMay 23, 20190.45%0.6%2.8%3.5%-36.8%-0.5
IDUiShares U.S. Utilities ETFUtilities EquitiesJun 20, 20000.42%-6.9%8.5%3.2%-53.9%-0.4
JHMUJohn Hancock Multifactor Utilities ETFUtilities EquitiesMar 28, 20160.40%N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
JXIiShares Global Utilities ETFUtilities EquitiesSep 21, 20060.46%-2.1%6.5%3.2%-50.2%-0.4
NFRAFlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index FundUtilities EquitiesOct 8, 20130.47%0.9%5.1%2.5%-32.5%-0.4
PAVEGlobal X US Infrastructure Development ETFUtilities EquitiesMar 6, 20170.47%5.3%11.5%0.8%-44.1%0.5
PSCUInvesco S&P SmallCap Utilities & Communication Services ETFUtilities EquitiesApr 7, 20100.29%0.2%7.9%2.1%-28.7%-0.5
PUIInvesco DWA Utilities Momentum ETFUtilities EquitiesOct 26, 20050.60%-6.5%7.9%2.6%-43.2%-0.6
RYUInvesco S&P 500® Equal Weight Utilities ETFUtilities EquitiesNov 1, 20060.40%-6.6%8.7%3.1%-48.1%-0.4
UTESVirtus Reaves Utilities ETFUtilities Equities, Actively ManagedSep 23, 20150.49%-4.9%11.8%2.8%-35.4%-0.2
VPUVanguard Utilities ETFUtilities EquitiesJan 26, 20040.10%-7.6%8.8%4.1%-46.3%-0.5
XLUUtilities Select Sector SPDR FundUtilities EquitiesDec 16, 19980.13%-7.7%8.9%4.0%-52.3%-0.5

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Risk vs. Return Scatterplot

The Risk vs. Return Scatterplot allows you to quickly compare funds, stocks, and ETFs in one view. It displays the yearly return of an instrument on one axis and the risk (volatility) on the other.

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