"I think we're in a pretty favorable stock market environment with the election results," he said. "You have to be bullish on stocks and it's ahead of payroll number which ADP suggest is going to be in line with the average. You've got to be long in there and don't be panicked by crazy days like you saw in October," Gilmore said.
He expects the dollar strength to continue. "The dollar's experiencing an old-fashioned rally…In general, the dollar's been rallying against most currencies. It's something to behold. We don't see it very often so you have to sort of enjoy it while you have it. We're going to see more of it into the end of the year because I think there's enough momentum in the U.S. economy to look stellar against the rest of the world," he said.
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The dollar surged to a seven-year high against the yen.
Miller, too, said the dollar could continue gain. "Probably the only things affected by the election were the dollar and health care shares. The fallout from the dollar was gold," he said. Gold was off more than 2 percent at $1,145 per ounce, and is now down 6.5 percent in the last five trading days.
Energy shares were higher with higher oil prices Wednesday. WTI crude climbed 1.9 percent to $78.68 per barrel after a lower than expected build in U.S. inventories. It also got a temporary pop on speculation smoke at an Aramco pipeline in Saudi Arabia was the work of terrorists. News wires quoted a source saying it was not a terrorist event and the company had been working on the line.
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There are also two Fed speakers Thursday—Chicago Fed President Charles Evans speaks at 10:40 am EST at a banking conference and Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester speaks at 7:05 p.m. to the New York Money Marketeers on Federal Reserve communications and forward guidance.
Monthly chain-store sales are also expected in the morning. Thomson Reuters says the mean forecast for the retailers in its index is 3.5 percent. Drugstores are expected to have a 4.8 percent sales increase.
Earnings are expected from AstraZeneca, Siemens, Apache, Calpine, Molson Coors Brewing, BioCryst Pharma, Cablevision, AMC Networks, AOL, Wendy's, Kate Spade, Orbitz and Generac, ahead of the opening bell. After the close, Disney, First Solar, Computer Sciences, Lionsgate, and Zynga report.