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
    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

    12 chapters
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Chapter updates

  • 39 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
  • 68 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
  • 59 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 10 – PTM2, C3 – The Error Ratio

    10.1 – Who is X and who is Y? I hope the previous chapter gave you a basic understanding of linear regression and how one can conduct the linear regression operation on two sets of data, on MS Excel ..

    March 9, 2018
  • 36 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 9 – PTM2, C2 – Linear Regression

    9.1 – Introduction to Linear Regression The previous chapter laid down a basic understanding of a straight line equation. To keep things simple, we took a very basic example to explain how two varia ..

    February 28, 2018
  • 27 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 8 – Pair trade Method 2, Chapter 1 (PTM2, C1) – Straight line Equation

    8.1 – A straight relationship Today happens to be 14th of Feb, people around me are excited about Valentine’s Day, they are busy celebrating love and relationships. I think Valentine’s Day is a ..

    February 19, 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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