The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which advisor Charly Travers and analyst Jason Moser discuss topics across the investing world.

Companies that pay a slow and steady quarterly dividend are near and dear to our hearts. Companies that open up their wallets and pay special dividends on top of their normal dividends make us giddy with excitement. The management teams at these companies show a commitment to rewarding shareholders in good times. We approve.