Despite a plethora of macroeconomic challenges, U.S. stocks closed higher Monday with the Dow Jones industrial average ending above 12,000 points.
"This market simply refuses to surrender to an incredible amount of negativity," Cramer said on Monday's "Mad Money," noting that from Europe's sovereign debt crisis to the rising price of Brent crude , the indices have survived many "hostile environments" lately.
These events could have "crushed" the markets, Cramer said, but they didn't. Negative information going forward could certainly make a major dent, but it hasn't so far. To Cramer, that's reason enough to stay in the game.
"Resilience must be respected and acknowledged as pretty darned bullish, especially when you consider how the incredibly vocal, incredibly powerful opponents of this market are getting beaten in their own friendly confines," Cramer said. "Who knows what happens if this market ever plays at home?"
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