Sometimes, you have to know when to call it quits. That’s true for any endeavor in life, and especially so in the financial markets. That said, a perfect case is General Electric (NYSE:GE). Long an American icon — the company was formed in the late 1800s — General Electric once represented the might of American industry. Now, however, GE stock is desperately clinging for life.Source: Sergey Kohl / Shutterstock.com Unfortunately, I don’t find a viable path to a sustained recovery given our present circumstances. For one thing, the yo-yo effect in GE stock is utterly discombobulating. In 2019, shares returned 53% for stakeholders. But on a year-to-date basis, they’re down nearly 39%. Obviously, this rate of profitability will fluctuate based on the news cycle.If it