Has This Industry Hit Rock Bottom?

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor and analyst Andrew Tonner and industrials editor and analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan talks about the state of the dry bulk shipping industry. The Baltic Dry Index, a key measure of shipping costs for commodities, hit a 25-year low recently. What's the state of the industry, and can it recover?

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