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 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

    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

    18 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

    21 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

    473 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

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on September 22, 2020

    Ch 473 – Seeking Pride and Avoiding Regret

    Jason has been holding a position in Dell Computer for the past month.  It’s been doing well so far, and earnings forecasts suggest profits, in part due to sales in new markets.  On the other ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on

    Ch 472 – Disappointment and Regret: The Other Trading Emotions

    Market action is powerfully influenced by fear and greed. But fear and greed aren’t the only emotions that influence market decisions. Other emotions, such as disappointment and regret, can also ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on

    Ch 471 – The New Year: A Time for Psychological Renewal

    For many, New Year’s Day is a time of psychological rebirth. It is time to forget our past defeats and get ready to focus on new challenges. But for some people, it’s hard to put aside the ..

  • 4. फ्यूचर्स ट्रेडिंग on July 27, 2020

    Ch 13 – फिजिकल सेटेलमेंट पर जानकारी

    13.1 – प्रस्तावना  अभी कुछ समय पहले तक भारत में इक्विटी फ्यूचर और ऑप्शन में जो ट ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on September 21, 2020

    Ch 470 – Regaining Poise, Focus, and Profitability

    Have you had one of those days where nothing went right? Perhaps you thought that Monday’s malaise would drag into Tuesday but unexpectedly saw the markets surge. Perhaps you were a little unpre ..

Recent comments

  • 306 ajay kasture on Iron Condor

    chapter 14 not showing in the pdf download ...

    22 Sep 2020
  • Lol! Sir are you trolling your student? If markets would never respect patterns, how are we supposed to get the trades right? ...

    22 Sep 2020
  • 297 Karthik Rangappa on Regulators

    Start with 4x :) ...

    22 Sep 2020
  • 585 Ananth Gopal on Bull Call Spread

    Dear Karthik Sir, If I am trading with anyone of the option strategies, is it compulsorily that I have hold the strategy till the expiry day or can I square it off when my target is hit. Please suggest. Thank you. ...

    22 Sep 2020
  • How do I made my money 2x in a year? ...

    22 Sep 2020

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