In the following video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos takes a look back at this year as a whole and shares the biggest lesson about investing he's learned this past year: Ask the right questions. Blake gives investors an in-depth explanation of what he means by this seemingly simple idea and highlights how important asking the right questions can be by taking a look at the dry bulk shipping industry.

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