Benzinga  Sep 12  Comment 
Twitter, Inc. ("Twitter") (NYSE: TWTR) today announced the pricing of $900 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2019 (the "2019 notes") and $900 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2021...
DailyFinance  Sep 3  Comment 
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) announced today that it has commenced a registered offering of $1.55 billion aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes consisting of $775 million aggregate principal amount of...
DailyFinance  Aug 29  Comment 
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/14 -- Family Memorials Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FAM) (the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that pursuant to the terms of the 12% Subordinated Secured Debentures (the "Debentures") issued pursuant to the...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 28  Comment 
Demanding action against principal of the prestigious Scindia School for allegedly not handling the recent ragging incident properly that led to a suicide attempt by son of Bihar Minister Jai Kuma...
DailyFinance  Aug 27  Comment 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/27/14 -- Difference Capital Financial Inc. ("DCF" or the "Company") (TSX: DCF)(TSX: DCF.DB) announced that pursuant to its normal course issuer bid (the "NCIB"), it has purchased for cancellation $4.0...
DailyFinance  Aug 25  Comment 
The 2014 Principal Charity Classic generated a record $1,367,749 for Central Iowa children’s charities, bringing the total donations raised from the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour tournament, sponsored by the Principal...
Benzinga  Aug 13  Comment 
The Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) announced today its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, up to $1 billion principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2021 through a private offering to qualified institutional...
Forbes  Aug 6  Comment 
Shares of Cytori Therapeutics took a big bit hit today after the company disclosed in a press release that it had suspended enrollment in its ATHENA and ATHENA II trials. This kind of news is never a good sign, but the   principal investigator...



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]


  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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