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A group of securities, assets or anything else with similar characteristics. One may consider, for example, a universe of stocks in the same industry. Universes are useful when comparing one data point to others in order to maintain control over systematic factors.


In the world of investments, the word universe refers to a specific group or category of investments that share certain characteristics.

A universe might be the stocks that are included in a particular index, the stocks evaluated by a particular analytical service, or all the stocks in a particular industry.

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According to this scenario, a fraction of a second of extraordinarily rapid expansion saw the creation of all the matter and energy in the universe from virtually nothing.
Many scientists try to rationalize the stupendously unlikely coincidences that allow life to develop in our universe by claiming that many universes exist.
The present universe is a fully-grown adult universe, which has many child universes such as the star-like and supermassive black holes as observed and one parent (or the mother universe).
In other words, it seems to apply to numerous possible universes, not just our own.
Some string researchers regard this plethora of theories as a hint that multiple universes exist and that a unique version of string theory plays out in each of them.
Thus one cannot argue that, since the universe is eternal and there are billions of universes, anything could have happened by chance.
They are finding a universe that is expanding, cooling, dimming and, according to some theories, may be only one of a multitude of universes - a ``multiverse.
In addition, the next phase of the initiative will include the development of international universes with an initial focus on the UK pension market and other proprietary universes.
They don't take up room in our universe but rather are their own universes, expanding into spaces that did not exist before.
When you build new tools of perception, you discover new universes," notes DeVorkin.
KALIDO Universe Manager also handles incremental updates to Universes based on changes to the KALIDO data warehouse, and keeps full audit trails.
To generate that all-important collision, the new model presupposes hidden dimensions and myriad universes floating through space like parallel plates.

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