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Mark Fisher: Buy Gold, Raw Materials

People "outright fear" the economy and unless market psychology changes, investors should buy gold and raw materials, said renown commodities trader Mark Fisher on Thursday's "Fast Money."

"Stocks measure the rate of change in people's perception and right now, people's perception is just anxious, anxiety, fear of the future" explained Fisher, founder and CEO of MBF Asset Management. "You get rid of that, all these markets come back to what we've known up until the last couple years."

In addition to gold, investors should buy raw materials that people need, said Fisher, including crude oil, natural gas and uranium. Fisher declined to give a price target, but said he would buy these asset classes until attitudes about the market change.

Fisher is currently one of the biggest traders on the NYMEX. At age 21, he became the youngest trader ever in the silver futures pit and was the world's largest gold trader from 1978-1988.

For his part, Fisher offered a comprehensive plan to alter market psychology and it centers around fixing Social Security. If an individual has a net worth of more than X amount, he said, then their Social Security should be cut by X amount. In turn, the government would not raise their taxes.

"If you're a well-to-do American and you have a trade off between going ahead and giving up your $2,000 a month Social Security to help people less fortunate that need that money as opposed to not getting your taxes raised, I think people would take that trade off," said Fisher. "I think that's something they would go for."

Fisher acknowledged that there is no political will to bring forth such a plan, but said politicians need to act. If they were to implement such an idea, he said market mentality would change and things would turn around. He thinks the markets won't go anywhere until the psychology changes.

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