This ETF invests in an "enhanced" index which employs an quantitative methodology to picking individual utilities securities from the Russell 1000 index. 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. FXU invests the majority of its assets in the U.S., and has a bias towards companies of medium market capitalization. Investors should also note that this product has an attractive dividend yield to generate stable returns for a portfolio.