-- Don't pick companies based on who is about to offer a special dividend.
-- Look for strong balance sheet, has good cash flow, strong management, management ownership for making investments.
-- Increase in dividend taxes next year will not impact investors putting their money in dividend stocks or mutual funds like Royce's Dividend Value Fund.
-- Okay with dividend as most of the companies Royce Funds owns are well capitalized and have strong cash on balance sheet, so it is a good move for shareholders
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Here is the video; Jay comes in at around 4 minutes into the video: