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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...
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She becomes the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history.
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Arvind Kejriwal removed Anindo Majumdar from his post after he issued the appointment letter to Shakuntala Gamlin
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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."
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...




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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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