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

    25 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

    603 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.

  • 13. Integrated Financial Modelling

    9 chapters

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Chapter updates


  • 5. Options Theory for Professional Trading on November 29, 2021

    Ch 25 – Options M2M and P&L calculation

    25.1 – Back to Futures After many years, I’m updating this module with a new chapter, and it still feels as if I wrote this module on options just yesterday. Thousands of queries have poured i ..

  • 13. Integrated Financial Modelling on November 19, 2021

    Ch 9 – Debt Schedule

    9.1 – Dealing with debt We dealt with fixed assets in the previous chapter. The fixed assets, as you realize, is the most oversized line item on the asset side of the balance sheet. In this chapter, ..

  • 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 ..

  • 11. Personal Finance (Part 1) on December 24, 2020

    Ch 26 – The Mutual Fund Portfolio

    26.1 – Assumptions We have reached a stage where we have discussed almost everything related to Mutual funds, leaving us with the last crucial bit, i.e. the mutual fund portfolio construction. I’v ..

  • 11. Personal Finance (Part 1) on November 23, 2020

    Ch 25 – How to analyze a debt mutual fund?

    25.1 – Confused Portfolio In the previous chapter, we picked up an equity fund (Kotak Standard Multi cap Fund) and looked at the steps to analyze and Equity fund. The idea was to highlight the steps ..

Recent comments


  • 142 Adithya Shourie on Concept of fund & NAV

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