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.


  • 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

    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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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
    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.


  • 11. Personal Finance

    28 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

    568 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

  • 11. Personal Finance on July 5, 2019

    Ch 2 – Personal Finance Math (Part 1)

    In personal finance, one of the key things to learn is the math that surrounds it. This chapter will help you understand the math bit, the application of it and to make life easier and financially sta ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on January 19, 2021

    Ch 561 – Striving for Consistency

    When it comes to trading, profitability is frequently equated with consistency. The novice trader is often inconsistent in terms of profits. This inconsistency is reflected in a jagged equity curve th ..

  • 11. Personal Finance on January 20, 2021

    Ch 28 – Asset Allocation, An Introduction

    Dear Readers,  Like this previous chapter, this chapter is too is a guest chapter. We are honoured to have this super important chapter authored by Shyam, who runs Stockviz. We are grateful to Shyam ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on

    Ch 568 – Sunk Costs in Everyday Life and in Trading

    Have you ever put your time and money into a project and received nothing for it. Perhaps it’s a classic car you’ve been meaning to restore that’s been sitting in the garage for 10 years or your ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on

    Ch 567 – Sunk Cost Effect

    Stan is holding a position that has lost 20% of its value in the last week. He can’t believe how wrong things are going. He spent two weeks studying the fundamentals of the company. He monitored ..

Recent comments

  • 635 NARENDAR VARAKANTAM on The IPO Markets - Part 1

    Hello SIr, I have a basic doubt in the Example given above Starting a new a company.WIth a Promoter and two Angel Investors. In the Example 5Crs is the "Seed Fund" (Initial capital). what are amounts each has put in that? How shares are ...

    27 Jan 2021
  • What if i enter into a contract at 300 strike price and i am option seller. And the price went down to 290. And i have premiums with me. Can i square off before expiry date and pocket all the premiums i collected ? or Do i have to wait for expiry? C ...

    27 Jan 2021
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    26 Jan 2021
  • 793 R.S.Vishnuprasaath on Taxation for Investors

    Mr.Nithin i have a query..If I sell shares worth Rs.15 Lakhs after 1 year and if iam salaried falling under 10% tax slab then should my share profit of around 10 Lakhs to be clubbed with my income & will my tax slab be changed ???or is it ok ...

    26 Jan 2021
  • Hi Sir, can this DC Probability table you provided above be used for any pair or just this example ? Just curious to know how to calculate those values. ( I assume distribution from 0-1 with mean = 0.5) ...

    26 Jan 2021

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