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

    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

    23 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

    506 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 October 26, 2020

    Ch 506 – Rogue Trader: Hiding Out From Yourself and Others

    The movie “Rogue Trader” illustrates how psychological motives can be the downfall of any trader. Nick Leeson was a young trader out to prove himself. His trouble started when a young memb ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on

    Ch 505 – Rock Solid Confidence

    The winning trader doesn’t care what anyone thinks. Trading is about him or her, the markets and nothing else. The only opinion that counts is his or her own. There is freedom in holding such an ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on

    Ch 504 – Security or Excitement: Which Do You Prefer?

    Would you rather have a job that pays a low salary but provides a steady income or a high paying job that may not be around next year? The answer to this question reveals a lot about your preferred tr ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on October 23, 2020

    Ch 503 – Risk Seeking: A Lack of Discipline May Be Personal

    A trader must have discipline. One must develop a scrupulously detailed trading plan and strictly follow it. The more detailed the trading plan, the better. When every single detail is carefully spelt ..

  • 12. Innerworth — Mind over markets on

    Ch 502 – Taking Risks and Reaping Rewards

    In “The Aviator,” Howard Hughes isn’t afraid to take risks. As a young man, he produced innovative big-budget movies, made groundbreaking business deals, and set new aviation records ..

Recent comments

  • Hi Karthik, 10.2 Morning Star, pointer # 7 : In the absence of P2’s doji/spinning top it would have appeared as though P1 and P3 formed a bullish engulfing pattern. My question is - Is it necessary for P1 & P3 to appear as 'Bullish Engu ...

    29 Oct 2020
  • Doubt wrt below sentences: Bullish hammer is a recognizable candlestick pattern The low of the bullish hammer also coincides with the support The volumes are above average There is also an MACD crossover (signal line turns greater than the MACD l ...

    29 Oct 2020
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    29 Oct 2020
  • 594 Karthik Rangappa on The IPO Markets - Part 1

    FV is decided at the time of creating the nominal shares, the usual practice is to keep it at 10 or 100. For the other bit, please see the comments posted erlier. ...

    29 Oct 2020
  • If you have taken a position, then you need to wait till your target or SL is hit. Btw, if the bearish reversal were to happen, you'd need to ignore as there is no prior trend for the reversal right? ...

    29 Oct 2020

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