Free and open stock market and financial education

Varsity is an extensive and in-depth collection of stock market and financial lessons created by Karthik Rangappa at Zerodha. It is openly accessible to everyone and is one of the largest financial education resources on the web.

Karthik Rangappa heads educational initiatives at Zerodha and has more than a decade of research experience in financial markets. He travels widely conducting educational programmes.

Modules

  • 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.

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  • 2. Technical Analysis

    22 chapters
    Technical Analysis (TA) plays an important role in developing a point of view. Like every other research, TA also has its own attributes. In this module, we will discover all those complex attributes of TA, study various patterns, indicators and theories that will help you as a trader to find upright trading opportunities in the market.

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  • 3. Fundamental Analysis

    16 chapters
    Fundamental Analysis (FA) is a holistic approach to study a business. If you are an investor that is looking for long term investments this module will help you understand Equity research, help you in reading the financial statements, annual reports, calculation of Financial Ratio, Analysis and most importantly help you in evaluating the intrinsic value of a stock to find long-term investing opportunities.

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  • 4. Futures Trading

    13 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

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  • 5. Options Theory for Professional Trading

    24 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.

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  • 6. Option Strategies

    14 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.

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  • 7. Markets and Taxation

    7 chapters
    As a trader in India, you should be informed of all the taxes that are levied on your investments and account. This module overlays the taxation countenance of Investing/Trading in the Markets. It also outlines the various essential topics like calculation of your turnover, how to prepare a balance sheet and the P&L statement, and further about how you can file your Income Tax Returns.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 10. Trading Systems

    16 chapters
    Have you considered building your own Trading System? Well, then this module is for you. The major components of building a good trading system are input parameters and interpreting output alongside decision-making. In this module, we will learn about all the components and much more including the techniques and different types of Trading Systems.

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  • 11. Personal Finance (Part 1)

    30 chapters
    Personal finance is an essential aspect of your financial life as it helps you achieve your short term and long term financial goals. This module encompasses the various aspects of personal finance such as retirement planning, Mutual funds, ETFs, Bonds, and goal-oriented investments.

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  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets

    589 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


  • 9. Risk Management & Trading Psychology on March 7, 2017

    Ch 2 – Risk (Part 1)

    2.1 – Warming up to risk For every rupee of profit made by a trader, there must be a trader losing that rupee. As an extension of this, if a group of traders consistently make money, then there must ..

  • 11. Personal Finance (Part 1) on February 17, 2021

    Ch 29 – Exchange-traded funds (ETF)

    Please note, this is a guest chapter, and I’ve not authored this. This chapter on ETFs is authored by my colleague, Bhuvan. However, I’ll try and answer all the follow on queries that you& ..

  • 11. Personal Finance (Part 1) on February 25, 2021

    Ch 30 – Basics of Macro Economics

    30.1 – Why macroeconomics? The module on Personal Finance has come a long way with over 30 chapters. I can easily think of another 10 or 15 chapters to add, but I won’t do that 🙂 I think we ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on February 24, 2021

    Ch 589 – Third Eye View

    Have you ever driven in rush hour traffic in the rain or snow? During dry weather, people cut you off, assuming that you can stop in time. You can probably slow down safely in dry weather, so it isn&# ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on

    Ch 588 – Thinking Optimistically

    In the 1970s, Dr Martin Seligman conducted an influential experiment in which he taught laboratory animals to become helpless upon encountering seemingly hopeless situations. Laboratory animals were p ..

Recent comments


  • Do i get credit Facility Like I buy today a share and transfer the money by tommrow , If yes What is credit Limit ...

    03 Mar 2021
  • 296 manju choudhary on Investing in Bonds

    Thanks for your valuable knowledge 1. YTM is minimum secured or final return.? 2. On the Maturity of bond , during selling per unit price will be applicable that time real price not less then 1000/- or fixed 1000/- per unit. ...

    03 Mar 2021
  • Hi Shashank Srivastava, Will I be taxed if my salary is nothing, but I earned over 2.5 lakhs last year from equity-based trading alone? What if that amount is less than 2.5 lakhs? If your income consisting of STCG(equity-based trading) is less th ...

    03 Mar 2021
  • sir, if the price comes to support level, we call it retesting but if it starts taking support of the support line n consolidates can we still say its still retesting? Thank you sir. ...

    03 Mar 2021
  • Hi Arun, Salary income: 2.7 L Equity Intraday Loss: -18.3 k Turnover (27.7 k) STCG Realised profit: 16.4 k Total turnover(sell value): 3.72 L. Basically now I am in loss of approx 10k in stock market from above transactions. Please let me ...

    03 Mar 2021

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