A tapering in the U.S. Federal Reserve's massive stimulus is the right thing to do against the backdrop of a recovery economy and a scaling back of the stimulus program can be expected in the next couple of months, Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO James Gorman told CNBC on Thursday.
"Every now and then, markets behave like schoolchildren. They overreact, they run around like crazy. We know we're going to have tapering, we know we are living in an artificial state of excess liquidity right now and it's happening because the economy is recovering," he said.
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