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Is TikTok rocking the stock (picks) or just "pump and dump" for the social media age?

Short videos featuring investment advice on the social media platform TikTok are getting millions of views. But is it just old (and bad) investment mistakes dressed up in new viral clothing?
StockTok advice is popular on the viral video app TikTok … but is it good advice? (Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters)

Short videos featuring investment advice on the social media platform TikTok are getting millions of views, with hoards of young people giving out somewhat sketchy trading advice.

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So Cost of Living executive producer Tracy Johnson asks — are the kids all right?

Or is this just the newest version of good ol' fashioned "pump and dump" in some new, viral video clothing?


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