The Tell: 5 keys to a trader’s survival, in one handwritten note

This year has been at times a stomach-in-mouth ride for those navigating the trading pits.

This week is no exception: U.S. stocks DJIA, +0.91%SPX, +0.80%are trading higher Friday, boosted by a double-digit rally in Deutsche Bank AG DB, +14.02% shares. This after a brutal session Thursday in which the Dow industrials closed nearly 200 points lower on a report that some of Deutsche Bank’s biggest clients were pulling cash and securities or dialing back trading activity through the bank. Wall Street’s CBOE Volatility index VIX, -5.21% or “fear gauge,” jumped the most in three weeks at one point in that session.

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