• 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

    21 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

    12 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

    23 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

    13 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
    The module covers the taxation aspect of investing/trading in the stock markets. The process of calculating P&L, payment of taxes, filing returns, etc. is explained


  • 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

    16 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

    15 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

    295 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

  • 673 7. Markets and Taxation

    Ch 4 – Taxation for Investors

    This topic explains how long term and short term capital gains/losses are determined based on the holding period of the investment and their applicable tax rates. We also studied how one can reduce LT ..

    July 1, 2015
  • 1,606 7. Markets and Taxation

    Ch 7 – ITR Forms (The Finale)

    The final chapter on taxation introduces and explains the different income tax forms and the importance of selecting the appropriate form. This chapter also walks us through the entire tax filing proc ..

  • 12 11. Personal Finance

    Ch 15 – Investing in Bonds

    15.1 – Context I understand we concluded the previous chapter by hinting that we would discuss Index funds next. However, I’m taking a bit of a detour to introduce how one can invest in Bonds dire ..

    May 22, 2020
  • 47 11. Personal Finance

    Ch 14 – The Debt Funds (Part 4)

    14.1 – Liquidity Risk In the previous chapter, we discussed the Franklin debt fund saga. Thanks to this episode, as investors, we now very clearly know that investing in debt fund should not be base ..

    May 18, 2020
  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets

    Ch 295 – Trading With Discipline

    Top-notch traders have unwavering discipline. Expert trader John Hayden notes, “Without discipline, you will be unable to master your ego, create empowering beliefs, have faith, and develop conf ..

    May 22, 2020

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Karthik Rangappa authors and curates Varsity for Zerodha. He has more than a decade of research experience in the financial markets, and travels widely conducting educational programmes.

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