Check Your Cash Into Strategic Hotels

One of the fundamental selling points of equity ownership is that it allows any individual the opportunity to own a piece of a business. I realize that many people don't truly view owning 100 shares of a company as being a part owner of a business: if you own 100 shares of Apple (AAPL), you can't just walk into CEO Tim Cook's office and start making decisions or call Apple suppliers and negotiate terms. But the reality is that equity represents ownership and minority ownership is still ownership. So when you invest, you are exchanging your money for a proportionate ownership interest in the company's assets, liabilities and cash flows.

Warren Buffett likes to quip that investors should stick to companies that can be run by a fool because one day it might be. Buffett's observation was meant to instruct investors to focus on the business and its attributes as, in the end, the quality of the company will carry the day....494 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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