PREPAYMENT RISK, in the area of mortgage-backed securities, which are backed by loans on property, is the possibility that home owners will payoff their mortgages early, returning the investor's principal earlier than expected. This typically occurs during a declining interest rate environment, when home owners can refinance at lower rates, leaving investors vulnerable to the risk of reinvestment at lower rates.
LIQUIDATION is the selling of all the assets of a debtor and the use of the cash proceeds of the sale to pay off creditors.
GLOBAL FUND is a (mutual) fund that can invest in companies located anywhere in the world, including the home country, e.g. the United States. Whereas, an International Fund is a (mutual) fund that can invest only outside the home country.
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