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

    13 chapters
    Need to invest, Regulators, Financial Intermediaries, IPO, Indices, Trading Terminal
  • 2. Technical Analysis

    20 chapters
    Chart Tyes, Candlesticks, Support, Resistance, Volumes, Moving Average, RSI, MACD, Indicators
  • 3. Fundamental Analysis

    16 chapters
    P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Ratios, Investment due diligence, DCF, Equity Research
  • 4. Futures Trading

    12 chapters
    Leverage, Futures payoff, Margins, Mark to Market, Hedging, Shorting, Nifty Futures, Open Interest
  • 5. Options Theory for Professional Trading

    23 chapters
    Option basics, ITM, OTM, ATM, Delta, Gamma, Theta, Vega, Volatility, Case Studies
  • 6. Option Strategies

    13 chapters
    Bull Call Spread, Ratio Spread, Bear Call Spread, Synthetics, Arbitrage, Max Pain, PCR, Straddle, Strangle
  • 7. Markets and Taxation

    7 chapters
    Classifying Market Activities, ITR forms, Tax Audits, Turn over calculation, Balance Sheet, and P&L.
  • 8. Currency & Commodity Futures

    16 chapters
    USD INR, Gold, Silver, Crude Oil, Copper, Silver, Aluminium, Cardamom, Mentha Oil, Natural Gas
  • 9. Trading Psychology and Risk Management

    12 chapters
    Risk, Variance, Covariance, Portfolio Optimization, Equity Curve, Value at Risk, Postion Sizing
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Chapter updates

  • 19 9. Trading Psychology and Risk Management

    Ch 12 – Position Sizing for active traders (Part 2)

    12.1 –Defining Equity Capital The last chapter we laid down few key thoughts on position sizing and with that, I guess it is amply clear as to why one has to incorporate position sizing at the core ..

    August 11, 2017
  • 46 9. Trading Psychology and Risk Management

    Ch 11 – Position Sizing for active trader

    11.1 – Poker face Last month I got an opportunity to play poker with a few good friends. I was playing poker after a gap of 6 years and I was quite excited about it. The buy in for this friendly gam ..

    July 28, 2017
  • 22 9. Trading Psychology and Risk Management

    Ch 10 – Value at Risk

    10.1 – Black Monday Let’s start this chapter with a flashback. For many of us, when we think of the 70’s, we can mostly relate to all the great rock and roll music being produced from across the ..

    July 13, 2017
  • 25 9. Trading Psychology and Risk Management

    Ch 9 – Portfolio Optimization (Part 2)

    9.1 – Working with the weights In the previous chapter we introduced the concept of portfolio optimization using excel’s solver tool. We will build on the same concept in this chapter and proceed ..

    June 14, 2017
  • 20 9. Trading Psychology and Risk Management

    Ch 8 – Portfolio Optimization (Part 1)

    8.1 – A tale of 2 stocks We have spent a great deal of time and efforts towards understanding risk associated with a portfolio. Our discussion has brought us to a very important stage – it’s tim ..

    June 6, 2017

Recent comments

  • I do not quite understand this part of the chatper. "Please notice, as per the text book definition of a marubozu Open = Low, and High = Close. However in reality there is a minor variation to this definition. The variation in price is not mu ...

    18 Aug 2017
  • 164 ayush on Vega

    what if option underlying is falling continuously assume by 30% and volatility increased by 40% 1. how will CE and PE option premium react? ...

    18 Aug 2017
  • I have following queries with respect to share market . can you please help me to understand this. 1) Does company growth totally dependents on share market value. For example : An I.T company share market prices are getting down by 50% (from 50 ...

    18 Aug 2017
  • Hello Mr Karthik Rangappa, Request to you, please provide the PDF link of all varsity modules, so that we can read it offline also. Thank you. ...

    18 Aug 2017
  • I have no words to describe the beauty of your articles. This is very very helpful to guy like me (I.T professionalist) who have a great zeal to invest in market but always fear of "share market is gamble and always loss" but i always belie ...

    18 Aug 2017
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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