Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the iShares S&P Global Utilities ETF
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at iShares S&P Global Utilities and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.
iShares S&P Global Utilities facts
|Total Assets||$240 million|
|Investment Approach||Seeks investment results that correspond to the S&P Global 1200 Utilities Sector Index, which includes electric, gas or water utilities, or companies that operate as independent producers and/or distributors of power.|
|1-Year / 3-Year / 5-Year Annual Returns||(1%) / 4.2% / (2.3%)|
|Top Holdings with High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 stars) and Portfolio Weight||
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities
Source: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.
Having gotten on board a few years ago, pkt005a succinctly summed up the bull case: "As the emerging markets develop, they will need electricity, gas, water, and waste disposal. Pure simple thermo. An ETF play here protects from the considerable political risks."
iShares S&P Global Healthcare even sports a juicy dividend yield of 4.3%. That's higher than that of other utility ETFs such as iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities (3.5%) and Vanguard Utilities (3.6%).
CAPS All-Star reddingrunner expands on the outperform argument:
Perfect example of megatrend investing. Developing nations are seeing hordes of people who formerly did not have utilities moving up into real housing with real utilities. What we have here are cheap stocks with phenomenal growth prospects and minimal to no competition. Wowzit!
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