This ETF offers exposure to dividend paying stocks around the globe, including the U.S. and developed and international markets. As such, DEW is one option for investors seeking to construct a simplified long-term portfolio, as it delivers exposure to dozens of countries across all sectors of the global economy. DEW is differentiated by ETFs such as ACWI by the weighting methodology; the underlying index uses cash dividends paid to select components and determine individual weightings. As such, this fund can be useful for enhancing current returns generated from the equity portion of a portfolio, or simply for those who believe that a dividend-weighting strategy will generate alpha over the long run. DEW features the sector biases that are traditional in dividend-weighted ETFs, as financials, telecom, and energy make up big portions of this ETF. Exposure is balanced across several hundred individual holdings, with a bias towards large cap stocks. DEW is more expensive than some alternatives in the Global Equities ETFdb Category, but that differential may be more than worthwhile for those seeking to implement a dividend-weighted strategy.