“Why 2020 Was the Year I Started Investing”

Matt Dodd decided that 2020 was the year he would finally start investing. But he didn't foresee a global pandemic and stock market sell-off 

Emma Simon 23 December, 2020 | 9:39AM
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Matt Dodd has been running his own recruitment business since the financial crash and recession of 2008, so this year wasn’t the first time he had seen the stock market plunge. But it was the first year he decided to start investing.

Matt, 44, took the plunge after his accountant suggested he should be putting spare money towards a pension. Matt liked the idea of learning more about investing and opened a self-invested personal pension (Sipp) and Isa through fund supermarket AJ Bell because he found the website and app easy to use and the research the firm provides useful - although he also looks at research from other websites such as Morningstar.

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk