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The Economic Times  Apr 9  Comment 
"Moody's action is good; it is a positive for India. It vindicates the path India has lately taken. But we need to see on-ground changes."
Forbes  Mar 30  Comment 
There are many ways that you can divide the world into two groups. Men and women, for example—with the former being about 50.2% of the population and the latter 49.8%. Or those that like math and those that don’t—where there are no accurate...
The Economic Times  Feb 20  Comment 
"Our schools are very keen to take more Indian students. They are very hardworking and extremely bright," he says.
Benzinga  Feb 11  Comment 
Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) announced today the pricing by Wynn Las Vegas, LLC and Wynn Las Vegas Capital Corp. (the "issuers"), each an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Wynn Resorts, Limited, of $1.8 billion aggregate principal...
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 25  Comment 
Terming terrorism as a “principal” global threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said there should be no distinction between terrorist groups and pressed for countries to fulfil their commitme...
Insurance Journal  Jan 14  Comment 
Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro has promoted Ethan Crain to Boston operations leader, and hired Peter Lavery as a principal in the Boston office. Crain succeeds Ruth Kilduff, who was appointed chairman of Integro USA in 2014...
Insurance Journal  Dec 30  Comment 
Integro Re, the reinsurance division of insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro Ltd., has hired Joseph Leotta as a principal in New York. Leotta joins Integro Re from Falvey Insurance Group, where he served as senior vice president...
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 15  Comment 
Principal PNB Asset Management Company has raised its net worth to ₹77 crore. The fund house filed the letter confirming compliance of capital adequacy with SEBI on December 11, said a sta...
New York Times  Dec 8  Comment 
Balwant Bains was at the center of the issues facing multicultural Britain, including the perennial question of balancing religious precepts and cultural identity against assimilation.




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Principal

Original corpus, usually purchasing power in the form of money available for investment, on which interest, dividends, and capital appreciation are calculated.

Principal can be confused with capital, which may consist of anything that can enhance a person's power to perform economically useful work. You can’t seek safety of principal and then take a plunge with investment into the riskiest of common stocks. [1] Insurance companies take the risk that it will not pay our more to you than the your original principal plus its investment earnings. [2]

Also see time value of money, for a more detailed description of how these returns may be analyzed relative to principal.

From principalis: "first in importance," or "money on which interest is paid." [1]

References

  1. A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing By Burton Gordon Malkiel ISBN-10: 0393062457 pg 298
  2. A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing By Burton Gordon Malkiel ISBN-10: 0393062457 pg352
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