Self Directed Investor Inc
SDI: "Empowering investors with ideas and education"
Symbol Lookup »  
Topics:ChinaETFsEarningsEconomyEnergyForexGoldIncomeLessonsIdeasTrading

  • Other news: News from PR Newswire
| More

5 High Yielding Utilities ETFs

Mon, Nov 5, 8:16 AM ET, by Michael Johnston

Known for historically high dividend yields, investors looking for higher current income have always turned to utilities. And as the global market continues to grow, utilities companies are now starting to look towards foreign markets for new opportunities. With an expanded consumer base, these utilities stocks have become some of the highest dividend payers in the industry, as new sources of revenue keep flowing in. Below we feature the five highest yielding utilities ETFs for income hungry investors [see also 3 (Unexpected) High Yielding ETF Opportunities].

1. Brazil Infrastructure Index Fund (BRXX)

Tracking an index of 30 leading companies deemed to be representative of Brazil’s infrastructure sectors, this fund is made up of mostly medium and large-cap companies that have brought Brazil into the 21st century. While half of the portfolio is made up of utilities and industrials equities, BRXX also offers exposure to the basic materials, real estate, and energy sectors, all key drivers of growth in emerging markets. Over its two years in operation, this ETF has consistently paid out 4.65% annually in dividends, and with a positive YTD return, it does not look like this trend will falter anytime soon [also see GRID Flying Under The Radar].

2. SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector ETF (IPU)

Passing by many high dividend yielding US companies, this ETF focuses on dividend paying stocks from developed markets outside of the U.S.. Securities from the United Kingdom account for almost a quarter of the portfolio, while significant allocations are also given to stocks from Germany, Japan, France, and Hong Kong. The majority of IPU’s holdings are large and giant cap utility firms; there are, however, some energy and industrial firms represented, though they only make up 5% of the portfolio. Although the fund boasts an 30 day SEC yield of 4.55%, its heavy tilt towards the Euro Zone may not be ideal for investors with lower risk tolerances.

3. S&P Global Utilities Sector Index Fund (JXI)

This half domestic, half international ETF also focuses on developed markets around the world. But unlike IPU, JXI does include US utilities companies. JXI’s portfolio is primarily made up of European equities, leaving minimal allocations to securities from Latin America and Developed Asia. The fund mostly holds large and giant-cap firms, which tend to be more stable than their small-cap counterparts. JXI currently maintains a 3.82% SEC yield and a 4.05% YTD return, making it an appealing option for investors looking to add global equities exposure to their portfolios [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

4. S&P Global Infrastructure (IGF)

IGF’s underlying index is designed to measure the performance of the global infrastructure sector, a unique but often risky segment of the market. In regards to sector allocations, the fund’s portfolio is almost evenly split between the utilities, industrials, and energy sectors. U.S. equities account for just under a third of IGF’s total assets. The remainder of the portfolio is nicely distributed across stocks from several countries around the globe, including Canada, the U.K., Germany, and Australia. However, only 10% of IGF’s total assets are allocated to emerging markets. IGF’s SEC 30 day yield of 3.58% combined with its 10.07% YTD return, makes it an appealing option for investors looking for higher current income.

5. Global ex-U.S. Utility Fund (DBU)

Tracking a fundamentally-weighted index, DBU looks beyond the US to include the largest 100 global utility firms from both emerging and developed markets. While there are some minor allocations in industrials and energy securities, which combined make up almost 10% of total assets, DBU is primarily dominated by utility companies. In regards to the portfolio’s market capitalization breakdown, every market cap size is represented in this fund, though large and medium-cap stocks receive the highest weightings. DBU offers exposure to over 26 different countries, and no more than 10% of the fund’s total assets is allotted to securities from a single country. While this fund has not been performing as well as the others on this list, its current SEC 30 day yield of 4.76% should interest some current income seekers [also see 8% Yield ETFdb Portfolio Now Available].

[For more ETF analysis, make sure to sign up for our free ETF newsletter or try a free seven day trial to ETFdb Pro]

Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com.


SDI Glossary: "ETFs" Definition
SDI Glossary: "Sector" Definition
SDI Glossary: "Yield" Definition
This Article's Word Cloud:   Brazil   ETFdb   Fund   Global   While   allocations   almost   also   assets   companies   current   developed   dividend   emerging   energy   equities   exposure   firms   from   fund   global   half   have   highest   income   index   industrials   investors   large   looking   made   make   market   markets   more   only   option   portfolio   return   sectors   securities   some   stocks   this   though   total   utilities   utility   with   yield

| More

Vanguard Energy Getting Very Oversold
Wed, Jul 1, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE) entered into oversold territory, ...

Shares of IYE Now Oversold
Wed, Jul 1, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the iShares U.S. Energy ETF (IYE) entered into oversold ...

IFV Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
Wed, Jul 1, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the First Trust Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF ...

XES Crowded With Sellers
Wed, Jul 1, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ...

Shares of EPOL Now Oversold
Wed, Jul 1, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the iShares MSCI Poland Capped ETF (EPOL) entered into ...

Shares of ELD Now Oversold
Wed, Jul 1, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund ETF (ELD) ...

Oil Services Getting Very Oversold
Wed, Jul 1, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Oil Services ETF (OIH) entered into oversold territory, ...

Shares of GDXJ Now Oversold
Wed, Jul 1, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) entered into oversold ...

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Getting Very Oversold
Wed, Jul 1, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ...

iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services Getting Very Oversold
Wed, Jul 1, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF (IEZ) ...

HGI Crowded With Sellers
Wed, Jul 1, 3:54 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Guggenheim International Multi-Asset Income ETF (HGI) entered into ...

Shares of PSCE Now Oversold
Wed, Jul 1, 3:54 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy Portfolio ETF (PSCE) entered ...

See How Merck Ranks Among Analysts' Top Dow 30 Picks
Wed, Jul 1, 11:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Merck & Co., Inc ...

TNA: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Wed, Jul 1, 11:34 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: TNA Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

PDP, ORLY, DPZ, DDS: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Wed, Jul 1, 11:34 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: PDP, ORLY, DPZ, DDS Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund Experiences Big Outflow
Wed, Jul 1, 11:34 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: XLE, KMI, EOG, WMB Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF Experiences Big Outflow
Wed, Jul 1, 11:34 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: RSP, CI, CAG, ALXN Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund Experiences Big Outflow
Wed, Jul 1, 11:24 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: XLB, DOW, MON, LYB Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

HYEM Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level
Wed, Jul 1, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF (HYEM) crossed ...

Shares of PXJ Now Oversold
Wed, Jul 1, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services Portfolio ETF ...

14.1% of FNK Holdings Seeing Recent Insider Buys
Wed, Jul 1, 9:44 AM ET, by ETF Channel

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX ...

WMT a Top 25 Dividend Giant With $3.67B Held By ETFs
Wed, Jul 1, 8:24 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has been named as a Top 25 ''Dividend Giant'' by ETF ...

Why Sysco is a Top 25 SAFE Dividend Stock (SYY)
Wed, Jul 1, 8:24 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Sysco Corp. (SYY) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. ...

APD Named A Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock
Wed, Jul 1, 8:24 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD) has been named a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock ...

Short High-Yield Municipal Index (SHYD) Enters Oversold Territory
Tue, Jun 30, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the Short High-Yield Municipal Index ETF (SHYD) entered into ...

Shares of DOO Now Oversold
Tue, Jun 30, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the WisdomTree International Dividend ex-Financials Fund ETF (DOO) entered ...

Silver Miners Getting Very Oversold
Tue, Jun 30, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the Silver Miners ETF (SIL) entered into oversold territory, ...

EMLP Crowded With Sellers
Tue, Jun 30, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund ETF ...

Shares of EEHB Now Oversold
Tue, Jun 30, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets High Beta Portfolio ETF ...

Copper Miners Getting Very Oversold
Tue, Jun 30, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the Copper Miners ETF (COPX) entered into oversold territory, ...

FEP Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average
Tue, Jun 30, 3:54 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the First Trust Europe AlphaDEX Fund ETF (FEP) crossed ...

PBP Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average
Tue, Jun 30, 3:54 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the PowerShares S&P 500 BuyWrite Portfolio ETF (PBP) crossed ...

Molson Coors Brewing Moves Up In Analyst Rankings, Passing Reynolds American
Tue, Jun 30, 11:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of ...

IJT, SKX, PRXL, TTC: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Tue, Jun 30, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: IJT, SKX, PRXL, TTC Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

SSO, AES, AET, AMG: Large Outflows Detected at ETF
Tue, Jun 30, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: SSO, AES, AET, AMG Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

FXG, PPC, WWAV, WBA: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Tue, Jun 30, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: FXG, PPC, WWAV, WBA Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

SKYY, BCOV, N, NTAP: ETF Outflow Alert
Tue, Jun 30, 11:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: SKYY, BCOV, N, NTAP Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

DIA, GS, MMM, TRV: Large Outflows Detected at ETF
Tue, Jun 30, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: DIA, GS, MMM, TRV Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

UVXY: ETF Inflow Alert
Tue, Jun 30, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: UVXY Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

UPRO, ACN, ACE, ADT: ETF Outflow Alert
Tue, Jun 30, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: UPRO, ACN, ACE, ADT Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

INKM Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
Tue, Jun 30, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the SPDR SSGA Income Allocation ETF (INKM) entered into ...

DBS Crowded With Sellers
Tue, Jun 30, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the PowerShares DB Silver Fund ETF (DBS) entered into ...

TOLZ Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
Tue, Jun 30, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the ProShares DJ Brookfield Global Infrastructure ETF (TOLZ) entered ...

iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond (HYGH) Enters Oversold Territory
Tue, Jun 30, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF ...

10.3% of XBI Holdings Seeing Recent Insider Buys
Tue, Jun 30, 9:44 AM ET, by ETF Channel

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) shows ...

Why Merck is a Top 25 Dividend Giant (MRK)
Tue, Jun 30, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Merck & Co., Inc (MRK) has been named as a Top 25 ''Dividend Giant'' by ...

AMGN Named A Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock
Tue, Jun 30, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Amgen Inc (AMGN) has been named a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend Channel, ...

VEA Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average
Mon, Jun 29, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Monday, shares of the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) crossed below ...

Shares of IGE Now Oversold
Mon, Jun 29, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Monday, shares of the iShares North American Natural Resources ETF (IGE) entered ...

DSI Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level
Mon, Jun 29, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Monday, shares of the iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF (DSI) crossed ...

  More articles:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next »

ABOUT US »   ADVERTISE »   CONTACT US »   TERMS OF USE & PRIVACY POLICY »

5 High Yielding Utilities ETFs | Self Directed Investor | Copyright © 2008 - 2015, All Rights Reserved

Any ideas and opinions presented in Self Directed Investor content are for informational and educational purposes only, and do not reflect the opinions of BNK Invest, Inc. or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or partners. In no way should any content contained herein be interpreted to represent trading or investment advice. None of the information contained herein constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. All site visitors agree that under no circumstances will BNK Invest, Inc,. its subsidiaries, partners, officers, employees, affiliates, or agents be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained. Read Full Disclaimer.

SDI is associated with: ValueForum.com -- a subscription-based online social networking forum of serious individual investors. | MarketNewsVideo.com -- videos appearing on SDI are produced by Market News Video. | TickerTech.com -- stock quote content appearing on SDI is at least 20 minutes delayed and is powered by Ticker Technologies. | GoldStockStrategist.com -- Edited by Scott V. Nystrom, PhD, Gold Stock Strategist provides analysis on gold mining companies.