This ETF is one of the more unique offerings in the financial sector, as KBWD offers a way to access banks and other institutions that pay out attractive dividend yields. KBWD is definitely a risky bet, as the underlying companies generally include the less stable financial institutions that aren't necessarily on strong fiscal footing. As such, this fund probably isn't appropriate for those with a low risk tolerance and the hyper-targeted nature diminishes the appeal to those constructing a balanced portfolio for the long run. But for those seeking to tilt towards dividend paying stocks and enhance the current return generated from the equity side of a portfolio, KBWD can be a very attractive option, as the effective dividend yield may be in excess of 10%. The dividend weighted methodology may have some appeal to investors, not only because it maximizes current returns but because the potential drawbacks of cap weighting are avoided entirely. KBWD is appropriate only for a very small slice of investors, but it can be a very powerful tool for opportunistic, yield-hungry individuals or clients.