This unique ETF gives investors an opportunity to access stocks of dividend paying companies, an asset class that may have appeal to long-term investors looking to maximize current returns from the equity portion of their portfolios or to those with more of a short-term focus looking to capitalize on bargain prices among value stocks. FVD relies on rankings assigned by Value Line, a research company that analyzes stocks using a proprietary methodology. As such, FVD is one of the ETFs that blurs the lines between active and passive management, seeking to replicate an index that employs quant-based analysis to determine its holdings. FVD gives investors balanced exposure to dividend-paying stocks, spreading exposure across a variety of sectors and market capitalizations and avoiding any significant concentrations in individual securities. The relatively narrow focus of this fund may limit its usefulness to investors seeking broad exposure, though FVD can be useful for those looking to focus on dividends and who believe the underlying Value Line methodology is sound. A potential drawback of this ETF is fees; FVD is considerably more expensive than most dividend ETFs, such as VTV.