Module 1   Introduction to Stock Market (video series)Chapter 2

Market Intermediaries

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2.1 – Market participants and Intermediaries

In this video, you will learn about the different financial intermediaries and how they interact to ensure your transactions go through seamlessly.

The previous two videos have laid out the basic outline of the capital markets in India. The following video will look through the primary market dynamics, also popularly referred to as the IPO market.

We recommend reading this chapter on Varsity to learn more and understand the concepts in-depth.

Key takeaways from this chapter

  1. The stock market is where to go if you want to transact in equities.
  2. Stock markets exist electronically and can be accessed through a stockbroker.
  3. There are many different kinds of market participants operating in the stock markets.
  4. Every entity operating in the market has to be regulated, and they can operate only within the framework as prescribed by the regulator.
  5. SEBI is the regulator of the securities market in India. They set the legal framework and regulate all entities operating in the market.
  6. Most importantly, you need to remember that SEBI is aware of what you are doing, and they can flag you down if you are up to something fishy in the markets!



  1. Vishal Gavale says:


  2. Abhinav Omar says:

    Very nicely explained. Just one suggestion, in the key takeaway slide (last 15 sec of the video), varsity logo (for subscribe button) in the middle and next video thumbnail in the Right hand corner is hindering some text. Can you please fix these? Or add extra 15 seconds blank space at the last so these thumbnails icons cover that blank space and key takeaway slides will cleared from any hinderance.

  3. Mohit says:

    Logo and Next Video disrupts the Key Takeaways thumbnail. Also Next video skips one video (eg. after watching Video 2 the next video they shows is Video 4 instead of Video 3).

  4. Dhaval Mevcha says:

    Logo and next videos disrupt the takeaway slides in all the videos. please fix this.

  5. Brianna says:

    Thank you so much sir for these wonderful lessons!! 🙂

  6. Anshul Gupta says:

    I have a Managing personal Investment and Experiential trading subject in my MBA but honestly these videos are 10 times better and more interactive and informative than what is being taught by the well qualified professor. I understand Stock markets so much better now thank you Zerodha for your efforts. So grateful!!

  7. Nikhielesh says:

    Key take aways are actually published below the video too. Hope its the same what is mentioned at the end of each lesson.

  8. Anuraj Gupta says:

    Please remove the next recommended video pop-up that comes at the end of the video inside the video. This is coming on top of the key takeaway points and because of the pop-up, we are unable to read the text written at the end of the video. Regards.

  9. Bhanu Surti says:

    “We recommend reading this chapter on Varsity to learn more and understand the concepts in-depth”

    Where can we find the chapters?

  10. twinkle says:

    deepest thankyou for taking this initiative of video lecture. and, your explanation is crystal clear.

  11. Akash says:

    Hey guys, for those who are annoyed that YouTube cards disrupt the takeaways presented at the end of the video, you can install a chrome extension called ‘Youtube Enhancer’ if you are on a laptop/PC and there, you get an option to hide it. Hope it helps

  12. Priyanka kashyap says:

    Hlo sir I’m priyanka kashyap I’m 17 yrs old and i have a lot of interest in stock market and finance and i want to become a successful businesswoman for that i am attending your lecture so that i can become millionaire in my 20’s. Stock market will help me a lot to earn money and really I’m very thankful of you for giving me brilliant lecture thank you so much sir😊

    • Karthik Rangappa says:

      Happy to note that, Priyanka. I don’t know if my notes will help you become a millionaire over the next 3 years of your life, but I do certainly hope it helps you identify all the good financial practices that can lead you to a healthy financial life ahead. Good luck!

  13. Sachin shirke says:

    Clearlyfull explain

  14. Sushil sharma says:

    Wow explanation….your education helping us a lot..

  15. koushik says:

    Crisp and clear!!

  16. Hritik Roshan says:

    Nice strategy and taking good example.

  17. Sarthak Hule says:

    What’s the difference between a Trading account and demate account

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