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.


Modules

  • 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, 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

    15 chapters
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Chapter updates


  • 290 8. Currency, Commodity, and Government Securities

    Ch 19 – Government Securities

    19.1 – The new beginning In a very exciting new development, NSE in collaboration with RBI has recently made it possible for retail investors to start investing in Government Securities, mainly the ..

    May 3, 2018
  • 523 7. Markets and Taxation

    Ch 4 – Taxation for Investors

    This topic explains how long term and short term capital gains/losses are determined based on the holding period of the investment and their applicable tax rates. We also studied how one can reduce LT ..

    July 1, 2015
  • 274 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 15 – Calendar Spreads

    15.1 – The classic approach I had briefly introduced the concept of calendar spreads in Chapter 10 of the Futures Trading module. Traditionally calendar spreads are dealt with a price based approac ..

    June 23, 2018
  • 149 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 14 – Live Example – 2

    14.1 – Position Sizing I know, the discussion on pair trading was to end with the previous chapter, but I thought I had to discuss a special case before we finally wrap up. I’ll also try and keep ..

    May 30, 2018
  • 114 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 13 – Live Example -1

    13.1 – Tracking the pair data We have finally reached a point where we are through with all the background theory knowledge required for Pair Trading. I know most of you have been waiting for this m ..

    May 25, 2018

Recent comments


  • Thank you Sir.But I am interested in NYMEX crude option. ...

    19 Dec 2018
  • As per NSE Circular Ref. No. 124/2018 Nifty Options also introduced in weekly expiry date manner like bank nifty. It's very good news...... :) ...

    19 Dec 2018
  • hello sir, Non-speculative transactions (Futures and options) 1) The total of favorable and unfavorable differences shall be taken as turnover 2) Premium received on sale of options is also to be included in turnover 3) In respect of ...

    19 Dec 2018
  • NAMASKARAM , SIR MY NET INCOME FROM TRADING IN F&O HAS MADE ME A PROFIT OF 23 LAKHS FROM AUGUST 10 2018 TO 10 DECEMBER 2018 SO I WANT TO ASK 1 SINCE MY SISTER HELPS ME IN TRADING CAN I GIVE HER SALARY OF 8 L ...

    19 Dec 2018
  • Hi Karthik, First of all I would like to thank you for clearing my doubts with wonderful answers, I have few more below doubts by continuing of above. 5] Can I 'Buy' more than 1 'Options calls' of different strike prices and 'Sell' the same in ...

    19 Dec 2018
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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