Scott Phillips (TMFGilla)

Scott Phillips is an investment advisor with The Motley Fool. He is co-Advisor of our flagship investment service, Motley Fool Share Advisor and the advisor of Motley Fool Hidden Gems. He is passionate about investing, having managed his own portfolio for over 15 years. A dyed-in-the-wool Fool (in the best way), he has been a member of The Motley Fool since 1999. Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) and is currently completing his MBA. Before joining the Fool, Scott worked in various Sales and Finance roles in industry, which has allowed him to see the good, bad and the ugly of corporate management close-up. Giving him a great understanding of the way businesses run – and what separates the business wheat from the chaff – Scott wholeheartedly agrees with Warren Buffett when he said he was a ‘better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor’. Scott left a successful career to follow his passion – investing and helping others invest better. It’s no surprise he ended up as an investment advisor at The Motley Fool. You can see Scott's holdings here

Posts by Scott Phillips (TMFGilla)

The long and the short of it..

it’s theoretically possible to make money from short-selling… I think there are just easier (and more profitable) ways to invest More »

The World Is Your Oyster

For the investor who wants to really build long-term wealth… More »

Did you miss these two big moves?

98% of the world’s investment opportunities are overseas. It’s time for more Australians to take the opportunity. More »

Sorry Australia, you’ve been had

This is an intervention More »

Greece or rust!

Investing is full of risks, by its very nature. The investor’s job is to understand and either minimise those risks or avoid them altogether. More »

Greece or rust!

There’s a more pressing worry here at home More »

Your one-step tax deduction

July 1 will be a new financial year. But it’ll be just another day in a long-term investing journey. More »

I was wrong. Learn from my mistake

We all wish we could be right every time. Our portfolios would be healthier — as would our egos. More »

Is the ASX really rigged?

It’s easy to see the sharemarket as a casino, or as the province only of the investment banks and so-called ‘smart money’. More »

When Buffett speaks, you should listen

40,000 people, two old men and the best advice you’ll ever get More »

The end of broadcast television?

Netflix’s arrival means the incumbents need to shape up or ship out… More »

Lest We Forget

One hundred years ago, to the day, as dawn broke, men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp nervously, excitedly, bravely, boarded small... More »

Here comes the crash

It’s coming… but no-one knows when More »

Shaking an iron fist at the sea

The ‘new normal’ is nothing new – or normal More »