A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 24, 2010
“Return of principal is more important than return on principal”

Entry in progress—B.P.

29 April 1997, Providence (RI) Journal, “Out-of-state banking requires care” by Neil Downing, pg. E1:
“It’s the old Will Rogers maxim: Return of principal is more important than return on principal.”

Daily Markets
Three Things Your Investments Must Do
By Nilus Mattive on March 24, 2010
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An old Wall Street saying is that investors should care more about a return OF their principal than a return ON their principal. Yet how many people really think about risk very much? A small percentage.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Wednesday, March 24, 2010 • Permalink