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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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As, in the sun, objects paint their images on the retina of the eye, so they, sharing the aspiration of the whole universe, tend to paint a far more delicate copy of their essence in his mind.
(as of an intellect doubled on itself), by abandonment to the nature of things; that beside his privacy of power as an individual man, there is a great public power on which he can draw, by unlocking, at all risks, his human doors, and suffering the ethereal tides to roll and circulate through him; then he is caught up into the life of the Universe, his speech is thunder, his thought is law, and his words are universally intelligible as the plants and animals.
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).
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.
And now comes the theory of parallel universes. A 'parallel universe' is a hypothetical self-contained reality coexisting with one's own.
Many scientists try to rationalize the stupendously unlikely coincidences that allow life to develop in our universe by claiming that many universes exist.
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
They can be applied for all intrinsic angles [phi][psi] in the first cycle, while avoiding [phi][psi] = [[pi]/2], [phi][psi] = [[pi]/2] and [phi][psi] = [3[pi]/2], of relative rotation of the affine intrinsic spacetime coordinates [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] of the intrinsic particle's (or primed) frame ([MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) relative to the affine intrinsic coordinates [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] of the intrinsic observer's (or unprimed) frame ([MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) on the larger two-dimensional intrinsic spacetime of combined positive and negative universes. They are reproduced here as follows
We began discussing recent work on "baby universes"--bubbles in space-time.
His "universes" are computer simulations, the output of a program that he wrote and has named - a bit provocatively - "Monkey God." Stenger does not plan out the universes that he creates; he has allowed particle masses and force strengths to vary randomly, many orders of magnitude different from the levels observed in nature.
String theory has frequently been used to support a counterargument against the design claim--that multiple universes may exist, each with its own set of constants, and of these at least one happens to be suitable for life.
Other universes are completely hidden from us even though they may be less than a millimetre away.

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