Stock markets, trading, and investments – Simplified

Varsity is an easy to grasp collection of stock market lessons with in-depth coverage and illustrations. Brought to you by Zerodha, India's biggest discount stock broker, it is completely open and FREE to access.


  • 1. Introduction to Stock Markets

    14 chapters
    Money needs to be invested to cover the cost of Inflation. This opens us to the Stock Markets, learn about basics of investing in this module
  • 2. Technical Analysis

    20 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
    Options 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 Futures

    17 chapters
    This module covers Currency and Commodity contract offered in the Indian Markets, along with a detailed view of some of the most traded contracts in the segment
  • 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

    2 chapters
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Chapter updates

  • 24 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 2 – Pair Trading Basics

    2.1 – The idea If you have ever been on an interstate highway, then you would have noticed that the highway usually includes the main highway, on which the vehicles zoom by at full speed. On either ..

    November 9, 2017
  • 61 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 1 – What to expect?

    What is a trading system? Such a glorious day to start this module! Here is the headline that rocked the stock markets today – Yesterday i.e 24th Oct 2017, the Finance Minister announced that the Go ..

    November 1, 2017
  • 409 2. Technical Analysis

    Ch 13 – Moving Averages

    Moving average is a simple technical analysis indicator used to detect the price trend. Learn about the moving average and a how to set up a simple moving average trading system. ..

    October 17, 2014
  • 58 9. Risk Management & Trading Psychology

    Ch 16 – Trading Biases (Part 2)

    16.1 – Anchoring Bias I’ve spent close to about 13 years participating in the stock markets. I’ve spent these years in various capacities – as a trader, investor, broker, money manager, analys ..

    October 18, 2017
  • 33 9. Risk Management & Trading Psychology

    Ch 15 – Trading Biases

    15.1 – Mind games If you are a part of any WhatsApp group related to stock markets, then chances are that you may have watched this video –   If you are in no mood to watch it, then let me gi ..

    October 4, 2017

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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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