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Financial sectors are often akin to tranquil oceans where monstrous waves bring trepidation on a bright sunny day. The list of stocks to sell is an unpopular one, I admit. Yet, as a sailor of the financial markets, I implore you to heed my analysis. Each surge of these companies has specific characteristics marking them for a potential downward spiral:

  • They have witnessed an imprudent and dramatic ascent this year.
  • Questionable business models or relevance are at the core of their operations.
  • Their spotlight moment may be fleeting.

My intention here is to protect you from the occasional irrationality of the market. It’s natural to be enchanted by these stocks. All I ask is that you consider a divergent viewpoint as part of your due diligence. So, here are, in my view, the three stocks perched precariously on the brink of financial erosion.

Ambow Education (AMBO)

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Barchart’s year-to-date performance screener identified Ambow Education (NYSEAMERICAN:AMBO) as one of the top performers, soaring by an astounding 120%. Interestingly, most of this surge occurred in the recent past, with AMBO experiencing a staggering 150% ascent in the last five sessions. Specializing in educational software and hardware, Ambow’s platform aims to facilitate hybrid online and offline learning – ostensibly, the future of education.

But what if it isn’t? While the concept sounds promising, the reality during the Covid-19 crisis, when distance learning protocols were hastily adopted, revealed significant challenges for teachers. Anticipating more of the same in the future is not a stretch.

Ambow’s claims of historical success in China, a vastly different cultural and technological landscape, are far from a guarantee. In the U.S., educational technology (edtech) firms have encountered mixed success. The technical (analysis) level reveals a high pole warning in AMBO’s point-and-figure (P&F) chart.

The cues are unmistakable. AMBO could very well be one of the stocks to sell.

Pop Culture Group (CPOP)

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While appearances can be deceptive, Pop Culture Group (NASDAQ:CPOP) appears rather enigmatic. According to its website (predominantly in Chinese), Pop Culture goes by the nickname “Pupu” and is essentially a Chinese hip-hop culture company focused on fostering friendship between the U.S. and China. Its core business revolves around organizing events that promote hip-hop elements.

It’s noteworthy that hip-hop and other elements of Black American popular culture have found a following in China, potentially portending an uptick in CPOP stock. However, the Chinese government has taken action against its own hip-hop personalities. Given the heightened censorship environment and rising geopolitical tensions, the government’s regulation on cultural influencers cannot be discounted.

Resonating with Ambow Education, shares of Pop Culture Group have shown a warning sign in its P&F chart – a long tail up pattern that signals a potential reversal in positive sentiments. Frankly, this looks like one of the stocks to sell.

Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC)

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Initially, the prospects for Digital World Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:DWAC) seemed rosier, particularly with the speculation surrounding a potential merger with Trump Media & Technology Group – an association that could bear fruit under different circumstances.

However, recent developments have cast doubt. Pop luminary Taylor Swift, despite my limited knowledge about her, is an advocate for women’s rights. The ruckus caused by conservative voices targeting her, ostensibly warning her against political involvement, struck me as the height of absurdity.

Should anyone be surprised if Swift chooses to engage in politics, given the circumstances? Amid her unparalleled popularity and influence, she could potentially tip the scales in favor of President Biden and the Democrats. Moreover, with Trump’s string of business failures and dubious transactions, DWAC might find itself on borrowed time. Through the “Swift effect,” my perspective on Trump and his SPAC warrants reconsideration.

It isn’t far-fetched to suppose that this might be one of the stocks to sell. Indeed, a bird in the hand provokes less debate than two with colorful feathers in the bush.

On the date of publication, Josh Enomoto did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

A former senior business analyst for Sony Electronics, Josh Enomoto has helped broker major contracts with Fortune Global 500 companies. Over the past several years, he has delivered unique, critical insights for the investment markets, as well as various other industries including legal, construction management, and healthcare. Tweet him at @EnomotoMedia.