The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer-goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discusses topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin helps investors decide whether they should buy Jarden today. The company recently announced a dividend suspension in favor of a share-repurchase program. Although normally a dividend suspension is bad news, there is a compelling reason to support the move in this case.

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