DailyFinance  9 hrs ago  Comment 
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Automotive World  Oct 24  Comment 
Jeffry Jacob, Principal, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in India has been confirmed as a speaker HD Truck Pune. Jeffry Jacob is a Principal with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in India. He works extensively with leading corporations on...
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 16  Comment 
The fund has also made the best of market rallies to outshine its benchmark
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 17  Comment 
The fund invests across the market cap spectrum, but the focus is on large-caps
Automotive World  Aug 16  Comment 
Scott Ulnick, Board Chairman and Managing Principal, Ducker Worldwide has been confirmed as a moderator at Fuel Economy Detroit. Scott Ulnick is Board Chairman and Managing Principal of Ducker Worldwide, a market research, strategic consulting...
The Economic Times  Jul 28  Comment 
People are asking questions and we have the feeling that they are waiting, they are waiting for some more time because they want some clarity, says DS Saxena.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 24  Comment 
Despite some blips down the line, the fund sports a decent track record
Mondo Visione  Jul 22  Comment 
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found significant shortcomings in the control and oversight of appointed representatives by their principal firms in the general insurance sector in a thematic review published today. Appointed...



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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