Chris Hagan, vice president at Adviser Investments, has the market analysis for Thursday, August 9. There was minimal trading volume across all the major U.S. stockA financial instrument giving the holder a proportion of the ownership and earnings of a company. indexes today. Bloomberg released its Consumer Comfort Index indicating that U.S. consumer confidence is at a 17-year high as a result of a strong labor market, ongoing economic growth, low gas prices and other factors. Meanwhile, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans noted that potential inflation gains are “nothing to be worried about” as rates normalize.