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Market Intelligence Center  Sep 29  Comment 
After closing Monday at $91.41, Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 2.70% return in just 80 days, which is an annualized return of 12.31% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Dec. '15...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 31  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center have selected a covered-call trade on Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) that includes 2.96% downside protection. Sell one contract of...
Market Intelligence Center  Apr 13  Comment 
For a hedged play on Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's option-trade picking algorithms recommend the Jun. '15 $97.00 covered call for a net debit in the $94.83 area. That is also the break-even price for the covered call....
Market Intelligence Center  Apr 8  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented trade-picking algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU). Look at the Jun. '15 $96.00 covered call for a net debit in the $93.87 area. This trade has a...
Market Intelligence Center  Mar 11  Comment 
After Tuesday's trading in Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU) the algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artifical Intelligence Center picked out a trade that offers a 2.13% or 7.78% (for comparison purposes only), while providing 3.50%...




 
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Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)

Overview

The Vanguard Utilities ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Utilities Index Fund, which employs a "passive management" - or indexing - investment approach designed to track the performance of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) US Investable Market Utilities Index, an index of stocks of large, medium-size, and small U.S. companies in the utilities sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of those companies considered electric, gas, or water utilities, or companies that operate as independent producers and/or distributors of power. The sector includes both nuclear and nonnuclear facilities.

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Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • Inception Date - 01/26/2004
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – VPU
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – VPU.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.25%

Top Holdings

Rank Holding
1Exelon Corp.
2Southern Co.
3Dominion Resources Inc./VA
4Duke Energy Corp.
5FPL Group Inc.
6Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.
7PG&E Corp.
8Entergy Corp.
9American Electric Power Co. Inc.
10FirstEnergy Corp.
Holdings as of 12/17/2009
ETF Name ETF Name Fund Manager
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Sector Index Fund (IDU)iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Sector Index Fund (IDU)ishares
iShares S&P Global Utilities Sector Index Fund (JXI)iShares S&P Global Utilities Sector Index Fund (JXI)ishares
Powershares Dynamic Utilities Portfolio ETF (PUI)Powershares Dynamic Utilities Portfolio ETF (PUI)Invesco PowerShares
Powershares Dynamic Utilities Portfolio ETF (PUI)Powershares Dynamic Utilities Portfolio ETF (PUI)Invesco PowerShares
ProShares Ultra Utilities ETF (UPW)ProShares Ultra Utilities ETF (UPW)InvescoPoweshares
ProShares Ultra Utilities ETF (UPW)ProShares Ultra Utilities ETF (UPW)InvescoPoweshares
ProShares UltraShort Utilities ETF (SDP)ProShares UltraShort Utilities ETF (SDP)ProShares ETFs
ProShares UltraShort Utilities ETF (SDP)ProShares UltraShort Utilities ETF (SDP)ProShares ETFs
Rydex S&P Equal Weight Utilities ETF (RYU)Rydex S&P Equal Weight Utilities ETF (RYU)Rydex ETF Trust
SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector ETF (IPU)SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector ETF (IPU)State Street Global Markets, LLC
Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU)Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU)State Street Global Markets, LLC
Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)Vanguard Group, Inc.
WisdomTree International Utilities Sector Fund (DBU)WisdomTree International Utilities Sector Fund (DBU)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.


References

  1. - Overview of Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU)
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