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Discuss the rationale behind the use of the equity method for an investment in common stock.

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Explain the rationale for using the equity method for an investment in common stock.

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Investment: It refers to the process of using the currently held excess cash to earn profitable returns in future. The investments can be made in equity securities such as shares or debt securities such as bonds.

The rationale for using the equity method for an investment in common stock is as follows:

If the investor company owns a large amount of common stock of another company, then it is able to exercise its significant influence over the operating and the financial policy of the investee company. The investor might be able to influence the investee company’s dividend policy with respect to the own cash needs or to raise its income or for the consideration of the tax...

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