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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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Likewise, Buddhists came to see universality as a newly imported idea that "provided an ideal conceptual tool that various religious traditions could adopt, reformulate, and then claim as their own.
In 1995, when the NPT was renewed, there was a declaration on the need for the universality of the NPT as well as the need for the establishment of the nuclear weapons free zone in the Middle East.
Universalism has, among others, the corresponding notions of equality and solidarity alongside the contending ideas of diversity and particularism; universality has the complementary notions of accessibility and social rights plus the competing ideas of selectivity and deservingness; and, universalization has congenial concepts of belonging and de-commodification in addition to counter-concepts of de-universalization and privatization.
England) examines the jurisprudence of the Court in order to determine the extent of its receptiveness to arguments for transitional relativisms and the impact of its receptiveness on the universality of human rights.
Situated within the context and the perspective of the Church's unity and universality is the College of Cardinals: it presents a variety of faces, because it expresses the face of the universal Church.
The main topic of this debate is whether regional systems, adapted to specific local conditions, could threaten the universality of human rights or, on the contrary, they contribute to a wider and deeper implementation of universal human rights.
It is necessary to step up co-ordination between components of the civil society to defend human rights in their universality," said for his part, President of the Tunisian League for Human Rights (LTDH) Abdessatar Ben Moussa.
Under the ' universality place', FINA awards berths to those national Olympic Committees whose swimmers have neither achieved Olympic Qualification Time ( OQT) nor OST, and their participation at the World Championships is good enough to make the cut.
To be sure, without true universality no genuine ethics can truly prosper.
First, given that in one study we are only able to test a limited number of theories, we first discuss the rationalizations as to why we selected the universality thesis to constitute the substance of the teaching intervention.
They shared their expertise and offered proposals for presenting solid arguments to defenders of the universality of Human Rights.
Summary: New York (United Nations) - Morocco denounced on Monday the political instrumentalization of human rights, noting the universality of this issue and the necessity of a trans-regional dialogue.