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.


Modules

  • 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

    19 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

    15 chapters
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Chapter updates


  • 114 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 15 – Calendar Spreads

    15.1 – The classic approach I had briefly introduced the concept of calendar spreads in Chapter 10 of the Futures Trading module. Traditionally calendar spreads are dealt with a price based approac ..

    June 23, 2018
  • 132 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 14 – Live Example – 2

    14.1 – Position Sizing I know, the discussion on pair trading was to end with the previous chapter, but I thought I had to discuss a special case before we finally wrap up. I’ll also try and keep ..

    May 30, 2018
  • 86 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 13 – Live Example -1

    13.1 – Tracking the pair data We have finally reached a point where we are through with all the background theory knowledge required for Pair Trading. I know most of you have been waiting for this m ..

    May 25, 2018
  • 67 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 12 – Trade Identification

    12.1 – Trading the equation At this stage, we have discussed pretty much all the background information we need to know about Pair trading. We now have to patch things together and understand how al ..

    May 4, 2018
  • 98 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 11 – PTM2, C4 – The ADF test

    11.1 – Co-Integration of two-time series I guess this chapter will get a little complex. We would be skimming the surface of some higher order statistical theory. I will try my best and stick to pra ..

    April 12, 2018

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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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