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24-year-old Austin Hankwitz is one of TikTok's biggest investing influencers with nearly 500,000 followers. He told us his 3 strategies for picking the most rewarding stocks, and his top picks…

Mount Equity Group Tokyo, Japan > News > Markets > 24-year-old Austin Hankwitz is one of TikTok's biggest investing influencers with nearly 500,000 followers. He told us his 3 strategies for picking the most rewarding stocks, and his top picks…

Austin Hankwitz, TikTok investing influencer.

Austin Hankwitz creates TikTok videos explaining how to invest and find the next great company. He suggests starting out simple, by identifying services and products that are popular. Then, investors should take a deeper look by reading a company’s earnings and 10-K form. See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Austin Hankwitz began his career as a financial analyst at a healthcare company. But what he enjoyed most was explaining financial concepts to an audience. The only issue was that he was lacking the skills to create and edit high-quality videos.

It wasn’t until he came across TikTok, a platform that allowed him to create simple videos in a matter of minutes, that he began to regularly post about personal finance and investing. People enjoyed his content, and over time his audience grew until he reached about 500,000 followers.

The topics of Hankwitz’s videos range from how to file taxes made on capital gains to what’s going on in the market and how an investor can benefit from the information he’s sharing. One of his most-watched videos pulled in over