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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- "I'm not giving up on the stock market," Jim Cramer told his "Mad Money" TV show viewers Thursday, as he took on the bears who claim that a bubble is at hand and markets will soon crash.
Cramer said that while yes, it's true that the Federal Reserve has been propping up the markets with low interest rates and cheap money, their actions have also created a lot of "collateral positives," which are making up for spending cuts that are taking money out of the economy. The Fed's actions are not only making stocks attractive compared to every other asset class, they're also giving companies the ability to refinance and grow and hire, and giving the housing market a much needed kickstart, which ripples down to many other sectors.
The bears may charge that stocks are expensive, but tell that to shareholders of Kimberly-Clark (KMB - Get Report), which announced a spinoff that sent shares soaring. The bears also fear inflation, Cramer noted, but as of yet, there still are no signs inflation is nipping at our heels.Is there a bubble in Internet stocks, like Twitter (TWTR)? Cramer said absolutely, but even there, it's hard to know whether a Twitter or Yelp (YELP) will become the next Amazon.com (AMZN), which makes their valuations at least logical. Given that now is the time of year when money mangers are insatiably buying stocks to solidify their portfolios for year's end, Cramer said it's hard to make a case to sell in the current environment. That's why he advised taking some profits, but staying along for the ride with everything else.