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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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The radius of a galaxy in an expanding universe can be tackled in two different ways.
From Bufano's perspective, The Expanding Universe is undoubtedly a symbolic "projectile," recalling the cold war's intercontinental ballistic missiles that in 1962 threatened life on earth.
With an ever expanding universe of frozen convenience products to offer, the VION Food Group has inaugurated a new distribution company, Salomon FoodWorld.
The nature of Zaha Hadid's work is that of a constantly expanding universe.
The nature of the light they emit suggests that they are very far away, and among the fastest receding objects in the expanding universe.
As the Internet opens corporate networks to an expanding universe of employees, partners and customers, it exposes organizations to entirely new risks.
A powerful force that has affected the practice of accounting is the expanding universe of information that accountants must know.
NEW YORK-The rapidly expanding universe of so-called "e-marketplaces" -- virtual shopping grounds put together by business vendors and/or buyers to apply Internet efficiencies to the sale and purchase of corporate goods and services -- may be headed for a quick shakeout, according to a newly released report.
The most widely accepted cosmological model is that of an expanding universe originating from the big bang.
Today, we can think of large storage repositories in terms of any business by looking at the rapidly expanding universe of storage intensive applications.
The big bang theory holds that approximately 15 billion years ago all the matter in the universe was concentrated into a small mass of extremely high temperature and density which exploded, sending matter in all directions and giving rise to the expanding universe.
He is also humble enough to admit his mistakes, as when he abandoned the belief that disorder would decrease as the expanding universe recollapsed.