This ETF gives investors a unique way to access the utilities sector in developed and emerging markets outside of the U.S. and Canada, making DBU a potentially useful tool for those looking to establish a tilt towards a corner of the market that has historically exhibited relatively low volatility and attractive dividend yields (previously, DBU focused on only developed markets outside the U.S.). Given this targeted focus, DBU likely doesn't make much sense for inclusion in a long-term portfolio, but can be an efficient means of dialing back risk exposure or enhancing the current returns generated by the equity portion of a portfolio. Noteworthy with regards to DBU is the dividend-weighted methodology employed by the underlying benchmark, a feature that may be an attractive alternative to cap-weighting for certain investors. This ETF may be a nice option for yield starved investors looking to avoid U.S. markets, as it is constructed in a manner that will deliver meaningful current returns. AXUT and IPU offer generally similar exposure, while JXI takes a more global approach to the utilities market.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DBU on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Utilities Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)
There are 5 other ETFs in the Utilities Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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