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iShares Global Utilities ETF (JXI) follows the S&P Global Utilities Index which follows the performance of the global equity market. The fund was launched in September 2006. The expense ratio is .48%. AUM equal $260 million and average daily trading volume is 35K shares. As of late July 2011 the annual dividend was $1.39 making the current yield 3.00% and YTD return of 2.00%.

Here are JXI's top 10 holdings and weightings as of July, 2011. They are 1. E.ON Aktiengesellschaft (EOAN): 5.89%; 2. GDF Suez (GSZ): 5.45%; 3. Enel Societa Per Azioni (ENEL): 4.38%; 4. Iberdrola, S.A. (IBE): 4.09%; 5. National Grid PLC (NG.): 3.58%; 6. Southern Co (SO): 3.56%; 7. Exelon (EXC): 2.94%; 8. Dominion Resources (D): 2.88%; 9. Centrica PLC (CPYYF): 2.78%; 10. Duke Energy (DUK): 2.60%

PowerShares Dynamic Utilities ETF (PUI) follows the Dynamic Utilities Intellidex Index which is a so-called "enhanced" index since rather than a passive index approach the index is designed to select constituents using quantitative analytics intended to provide the greatest return. The fund was launched in October 2005. The expense ratio is .60%. AUM equal $143 million and average daily trading volume is 92K shares. As of late July 2011 the annual dividend was $.27 making the current yield 1.54% and year to date of 11.25%.

Here are PUI's top 10 holdings and weightings as of July 2011. They are 1. Sprint Nextel (S): 3.13%; 2. Global Crossing (GLBC): 2.80%; 3. AT&T (T): 2.59% 4. Edison International (EIX): 2.52%; 5. Directv (DTV): 2.52%; 6. Time Warner Cable (TWC): 2.50%; 7. American Electric Power (AEP): 2.50%; 8. Consolidated Edison (ED): 2.47%; 9. Dominion Resources (D): 2.44%; 10. Southern Co (SO): 2.43%

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