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

    20 chapters
    Chart Types, 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

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

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

  • 10 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
  • 22 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
  • 8 9. Risk Management & Trading Psychology

    Ch 14 – Kelly’s Criterion

    14.1 – Percentage Risk Last chapter we looked at three important position sizing techniques, all of them were unique in their own merit. The three techniques were – Unit per fixed amount Percentag ..

    September 20, 2017
  • 39 9. Risk Management & Trading Psychology

    Ch 13 – Position Sizing for active traders (Part 3)

    13.1 – Choose your path We addressed a very crucial concept in the previous chapter. We looked at how one can determine equity based on 3 different models. Each of these three models on its own meri ..

    September 1, 2017
  • 41 9. Risk Management & Trading Psychology

    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

Recent comments

  • Sir would it be possible to write a chapter on Arbitrage and it's types? I guess there aren't any material that deals with the same. Thank you. ...

    19 Oct 2017
  • option prices move according to the option greeks.I don't think technical analysis can be applied to option charts ...

    19 Oct 2017
  • Hello, Zerodha Varisty is a very nicely curated learning material and easy to understand as well. My question is whether these technical analyses patterns apply to the option premium charts as well? ...

    19 Oct 2017
  • Wonderful writing again Karthik Sir.For those of you who want to explore all the other kinds of bias that exist please read the book "The art of thinking clearly" by Rolf Dobelli. ...

    19 Oct 2017
  • You will have to check the ledger and see the applicable charges. I'd suggest you call the support to understand this better. No, there is no restriction on the number of times you can do intraday trading. However, overtrading is not a great thing ...

    19 Oct 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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