While there may be some Wall Street analysts, and famous television personalities, looking at the drybulk shipping sector and calling for an imminent rally in shipping rates based on a recent short-term rates rebound, taking a deeper look might make this a riskier play than it seems. In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos looks at the drybulk shipping sector and notes that a rate rally is typical at this time of year. He points out that China is still a huge risk to this space, and investing success here requires a healthy dose of luck.

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