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This ETF dedicates its assets to an index which represents non-U.S. utilities companies. An investment in the utilities sector offers several advantages to the average investor. Firstly, many utilities are a necessity in today's world, and as our population continues to grow in the future, the demand for these companies will only increase in theory. Second, utility companies are known for their high dividend yields, giving investors a steady stream of income despite what market conditions may be like. Finally, these companies may prove to be somewhat recession proof; no matter what the economic conditions are, people still need to use electricity and other utilities to go about their daily lives. IPU spreads its assets across numerous countries, including the UK, Germany, Japan, France and others. Many investors feel that the U.S. has hit its growth peak, and that better opportunities lie elsewhere in the world. This fund will be a perfect addition for those who feel that the utilities sector is much more attractive abroad than it is within our own borders.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IPU 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.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 5 other ETFs in the Utilities Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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