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

    21 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

    16 chapters
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Chapter updates


  • 18 10. Trading Systems

    Ch 16 – Momentum Portfolios

    16.1 – Defining Momentum If you have spent some time in the market, then I’m quite certain that you’ve been bombarded with market jargons of all sorts. Most of us get used to these jargons and i ..

    March 15, 2019
  • 88 2. Technical Analysis

    Ch 21 – Interesting features on TradingView

      If you don’t know already, then TradingView is now available on Kite. Here is the TradingQ&A post announcing the beta launch. Given this, I thought I could share a few of my favourite ..

    March 9, 2019
  • 326 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
  • 140 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


  • Thanks, in that one case can purchase share on 3 jan and can sell on record date 5 jan ...

    21 Mar 2019
  • Hello Karthik, Excellent work done on varsity. I have a doubt you said the best time to invest in the market is when the valuation is around 16x, I checked the historical data of Nifty 50 index and found that the last time the index reached that lev ...

    21 Mar 2019
  • Also sometimes I find my triggers get executed even when prices have not reached that particular point, now even if we consider HFT to be responsible for a very fast order flow, sometimes there is no indication of my price point being reached on the ...

    21 Mar 2019
  • On the TV charting system the changes I make in charting theme does not get saved and always loads the default one, can you please do something about this, because it is not so in case of tradingview website. Also when when using multi charts, after ...

    21 Mar 2019
  • 570 Jamanadas Ratilal Patadia on Taxation for Investors

    Quite happy to see that Nitin Kamath himself is directly providing input clarifying several points. Only one point, I rather could not locate or might have been missed: What if some one has held the stock for more than one year by 31-03-2018, but ...

    21 Mar 2019
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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