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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.
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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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For instance, our universe is unlikely to expand then contract until a new big bang happens: It has been determined that the universe's expansion rate is speeding up, not slowing down toward stopping and contraction.
If another universe bumped ours as our universe was beginning to form, it is thought that it would have impacted the background radiation and caused a section of it to have a different temperature than the radiation around it, and it is thought that the area where there is a temperature change should look like a disk.
Both our universe and the cousin universe have their own children, which are the star-like or supermassive black holes.
We let the entire space universe be the set (denoted by U) of all universes; the child universes (also the niece universes) are null sets (C = {} or N = {}); our universe is a set of the child universes (O = {C,C,C,...,C}); the sister universes are sets of the niece universes S = {N,N,N,...;N}); the mother universe is a set of our universe and the sister universes (M = {S, S, S,...,O}); the aunt universes are sets of the cousin universes; the grandmother universe is a set of the aunt universes and the mother universe; and so on.
Now there are speculations that our universe might have II dimensions, all told, all but three of space and one of time rolled up to tiny sizes.
The Big Bang seems to have occurred under conditions of extremely high density; similar conditions occur throughout our universe - in black holes.
If Smolin's theory of cosmological natural selection is correct, then our universe should be "optimized" for black-hole production.
The collision heated our universe, creating a sea of quarks, electrons, protons, photons, and other subatomic particles.
"The actual appearance of this [opposite-directed time] in our universe is something we would have to see by observation.
However, if the universe, our universe, is in one or another of its energetically excited states rather than in its ground state, the existence of these separate little universes with their connecting wormholes provides channels by which information from outside the system may enter.
Our universe is homogeneous on the large scale, isotropic, apparently flat or very nearly so, and it has, Page says "a very strong arrow of time." The last point means that neither we nor any macroscopic procedures we know of can go backward in time.