FRC and EUL’s price actions underscores how investors’ perceptions of market events can be more influential than the actual events themselves. First Republic has not defaulted, gone insolvent or been seized by the government; in fact, it raised $70 billion over the weekend to shore up its liquidity. Meanwhile, Euler has lost hundreds of millions of dollars that it has little hope of getting back. Yet traders punished FRC shares more severely.
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