Utilities ETFs Lead the Pack in 2005 | ETF Trends

Typically known to be boring and conservative, utilities stocks have been on fire this year. Eclectric energy, nuclear energy and natural gas continue to offer logical alternatives to global oil demand. Utility based ETFs offer greater diversification to the DOW JONES UTILITIES INDEX (^DJU). 

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Three utilities ETFs include iShares Dow Jones US Utilities (IDU), Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) and Vanguard Utilities VIPERs (VPU).

Forward earnings look promising which may indicate the trend in utilities stocks might continue. Here’s a look at The Dow Jones Utilities Index compared to the S&P 500 Index over the last year.


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