Free and open stock market and financial education

Varsity is an extensive and in-depth collection of stock market and financial lessons created by Karthik Rangappa at Zerodha. It is openly accessible to everyone and is one of the largest financial education resources on the web.

Karthik Rangappa heads educational initiatives at Zerodha and has more than a decade of research experience in financial markets. He travels widely conducting educational programmes.


  • 1. Introduction to Stock Markets

    15 chapters
    Investing ensures financial security, and the Stock market plays a pivotal role in this domain, it is a place where people buy/sell shares of publicly listed companies. In this module, you will learn about the fundamentals of the stock market, how to get started, how it functions and the various intermediaries that appertain it.


  • 2. Technical Analysis

    22 chapters
    Technical Analysis helps identify trading opportunities using actions of Market Participants through charts, patterns, and indicators.


  • 3. Fundamental Analysis

    16 chapters
    Fundamental Analysis is the art of evaluating the intrinsic value of a stock to find long-term investing opportunities. Learn stock analysis in this module


  • 4. Futures Trading

    13 chapters
    Futures Trading involves trading in contracts in the derivatives markets. This module covers the various intricacies involved in undergoing a futures trade including margins, leverages, pricing, etc


  • 5. Options Theory for Professional Trading

    24 chapters
    An option is a contract where the price of the options is based on an underlying. Options contracts grant the buyer the right to buy the underlying without a compulsory obligation.


  • 6. Option Strategies

    14 chapters
    The module covers various options strategies that can be built with a multi-dimensional approach based on Market trend involving Option Greeks, Risk-Return, etc.


  • 7. Markets and Taxation

    7 chapters
    As a trader in India, you should be informed of all the taxes that are levied on your investments and account. This module overlays the taxation countenance of Investing/Trading in the Markets. It also outlines the various essential topics like calculation of your turnover, how to prepare a balance sheet and the P&L statement, and further about how you can file your Income Tax Returns.


  • 8. Currency, Commodity, and Government Securities

    19 chapters
    This module covers the Currency,  MCX Commodity contract, and the Government Securities (GSec) traded in the Indian Markets.


  • 9. Risk Management & Trading Psychology

    16 chapters
    The module covers the risk management aspect along with the psychology required for being consistent and profitable while trading


  • 10. Trading Systems

    18 chapters
    This module helps you set up an efficient trading system using a systematic approach. Learn about 2 different types of pair trading systems, calendar spreads, and momentum portfolio strategies.


  • 11. Personal Finance

    21 chapters
    Personal finance is an essential aspect of your life because it can help you meet your short term and long term financial goals. This module encompasses the various aspects of personal finance such as investment, insurance, retirement planning, goal-oriented investments, budgeting, etc. that may help you construct an ideal personal finance plan.

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets

    479 chapters
    A series of articles on the psychology of trading, that will guide you mend your thought and prepare you psychologically to become a novice trader.

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Chapter updates

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on September 24, 2020

    Ch 479 – Don’t Seek Revenge

    Jim has lost a bundle in the last six weeks. He was riding high at the end of 2004, but when the New Year started, he couldn’t get his act together. He hasn’t been trading very long, but h ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on

    Ch 478 – Resilient and Ready For Profits

    Traders face setback after setback, but they never feel beaten down. They recover from a setback quickly and are ready to tackle their next challenge with enthusiasm. Not all traders can take setbacks ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on

    Ch 477 – Reprogramming Your Instincts

    Humans have basic instincts for survival. They need to protect themselves at all costs. Technically, an instinct is inborn, such as the drives for hunger and sex. But humans are complex creatures in t ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on September 23, 2020

    Ch 476 – When Regret Motivates

    Fear and greed drive market action. We enthusiastically put on trades when we think a huge profit is assured, but when we see the market shift dramatically, we get out as quickly as possible. We fear ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on

    Ch 475 – The Dynamics of Regret

    Consider a tale of two brothers, Allen and Jason, who decided to go long on Home Depot last January.  Although they both made the same decision, they did so for very different reasons.  Allen bought ..

Recent comments

  • Sir, Which Time frame should we use for Marobuzu and other chart also? ...

    26 Sep 2020
  • One more doubt, If a option seller sells A Call option at a premium of Rs. 100 and buys it back at 80 Rs his gain is 20, assuming lot size as 100, here profit = 2000. But just while writing CE/PE option he would be entitled to receive full premium on ...

    26 Sep 2020
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    25 Sep 2020
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    25 Sep 2020
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    25 Sep 2020

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