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New York Times  Jul 27  Comment 
The principal, Jeanene Worrell-Breeden of Teachers College Community School, said she had done so because students had not finished the exams, according to a memorandum released Monday.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 10  Comment 
L Angam Chand Singh has taken charge as Principal Accountant General (General and Social Sector Audit), Karnataka, Bengaluru, with effect from July 8.   Singh holds a law de...
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 6  Comment 
Facing criticism over handling of the research scholar molestation case, St Stephen’s principal Valson Thampu today said he would resign if it was proved that “he was a cause of embarrassment to t...
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 1  Comment 
Acting principal of Delhi University’s Kirori Mal College has been removed from office with immediate effect following allegations of financial mismanagement. The decision was taken at a...
New York Times  Jun 30  Comment 
She becomes the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history.
The Hindu Business Line  May 18  Comment 
Arvind Kejriwal removed Anindo Majumdar from his post after he issued the appointment letter to Shakuntala Gamlin
Insurance Journal  Apr 16  Comment 
EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property/casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm based in San Francisco, hired Timothy C. Woodhull as a principal. Woodhull will be part of the EPIC Risk Solutions team...
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."




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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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