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2Q 2018 Market Commentary

For the past week, much of the U.S. has been blanketed by a massive heat wave, which has resulted in 165 record high temperatures across the country. Fortunately, for those of us who live or vacation in Maine, it’s a little easier to cool off thanks to our 2,677 lakes and our proximity to the ocean.

One of the best ways to beat the summer heat is to go boating, a quintessential pastime in Vacationland. But, whether you’re boating on a lake or boating on the ocean, there’s always a risk that the wind picks up and you encounter a bit of choppy water – small, successive waves that bounce your boat around and make your afternoon decidedly less comfortable. If you were to draw a picture of choppy water, it might look something like this:

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