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Utility investments are at the conservative end of investing. Most investors buy them for the steady dividends and lower market volatility. This feature hasn't changed much.

There is currently an expanding list of 24 ETFs oriented to the utility and infrastructure sector with more on the way. The following analysis features a fair representation of ETFs available. We believe from these investors may choose an appropriate ETF to satisfy the best index-based offerings individuals and financial advisors may utilize.

Currently utilities are under significant regulatory and macro-economic pressure. From a regulatory view most utilities need a more contemporary grid but the climate is uncertain given a wide variety of local issues from communities.