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Acting As A Principal


Within the securities industry, Acting as a Principal isn't where you get to suspend a bunch of snotty ten-year-olds for smoking behind the gym. When a firm is acting as a principal, it functions as the main party in a transaction and acts as either the buyer or the seller for its own account.