On days like Thursday when there is a nice bounce in the averages, Jim Cramer reminded investors that sometimes it simply doesn't pay to get too negative.
"In fact, there are times when being excessively skeptical can really hurt you," the "Mad Money" host said.
An example of this was Burlington Stores, the off-price retailer with 540 stores predominantly known as Burlington Coat Factory; it pulled off an amazing feat last week.
While the rest of the apparel group has been in pain due to an unseasonably warm winter, Burlington pre-announced its fourth- quarter results and reported the low end of what analysts were expecting.
Yet, instead of the stock getting crushed, it surged 14 percent in a single session!
"This is what happens when Wall Street gets too negative — you had so many people anticipating even worse numbers in the expectation that a company that sells winter coats would get obliterated after the heat wave lasted through Christmas," Cramer said.
Cramer thinks many money managers were shorting the stock. But when there was too much negativity surrounding a stock, it does not need much good news to send it higher.