This fund offers exposure to small cap U.S. stocks, an asset class that needs to be a part of most long-term portfolios and can be useful for tactical traders looking to implement a tilt towards riskier securities. EES is one of dozens of options for small cap exposure through ETFs, and is unique because of the weighting methodology employed. The related benchmark is earnings-weighted and includes just the bottom 25% of the market capitalization of the WisdomTree Earnings Index. Thanks to this method, all of the unprofitable small caps and many of the riskiest securities are excluded from the product making this fund a potentially more stable choice in the small cap world. As a result, investors who are seeking more small cap holdings but are concerned about market volatility would be wise to take a closer look at this fund. This is of course assuming that investors can tolerate the higher fees that this product charges when compared to similar non-earnings focused products in the space.