• 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.


  • 2. Technical Analysis

    21 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
    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.


  • 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, and Government Securities

    19 chapters
    This module covers the Currency,  MCX Commodity contract, and the Government Securities (GSec) traded in the Indian Markets.


  • 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

    16 chapters
    This module helps you set up an efficient trading system using a systematic approach. Learn about 2 different types of pair trading systems, calendar spreads, and momentum portfolio strategies.

  • 11. Personal Finance

    12 chapters
    Personal finance is an essential aspect of your life because it can help you meet your short term and long term financial goals. This module encompasses the various aspects of personal finance such as investment, insurance, retirement planning, goal-oriented investments, budgeting, etc. that may help you construct an ideal personal finance plan.

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets

    208 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

  • 66 8. Currency, Commodity, and Government Securities

    Ch 15 – Cardamom & Mentha Oil

    15.1 – Monsoon blues Back in the day, I traded stocks with ICICI Direct. Around the same time, MCX had just started operations and ICICI was one of the first brokers to get a membership.  MCX was a ..

    January 20, 2017
  • 298 5. Options Theory for Professional Trading

    Ch 6 – The Put Option selling

    6.1 – Building the case Previously we understood that, an option seller and the buyer are like two sides of the same coin. They have a diametrically opposite view on markets. Going by this, if the P ..

    April 28, 2015
  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets

    Ch 208 – You Can Go Your Own Way

    Sergeant Friday on the 1950s television drama “Dragnet” was fond of sticking to “just the facts.” Many police officers look at the world from a strict rule-oriented point of vi ..

    April 1, 2020
  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets

    Ch 207 – Don’t Be Afraid to Go Your Own Way

    Jim asks his friend, Marty, “Where have you been? I’ve been waiting for 15 minutes. They are ready to give our lunch reservations away.” Marty nervously replies, “Sorry Jim. I ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets

    Ch 206 – Pleasant Moods Reduce Confirmation Bias

    Whether you are a long-term investor or a short-term trader, you must look through reams of information, such as charts, analyst commentaries, and financial statements, to arrive at an astute decision ..

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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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