Motley Fool Australia

Scott Phillips (TMFGilla)

Scott Phillips is The Motley Fool’s Chief Investment Officer in Australia. He is Advisor of The Fool’s flagship investment service, Motley Fool Share Advisor and the Portfolio Manager of Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio and Everlasting Income. 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 a Graduate Diploma of Accounting. 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 – helping our members achieve the best possible investment returns, and helping Australians learn to better manage their money. It’s no surprise he ended up at The Motley Fool. You can see Scott's holdings here

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I thought I’d seen the worst financial policy in years. Then this…

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Why every pessimist is right (often to their cost)

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The end of Stamp Duty… and the beginning of a new tax

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What can you do when the ASX is down?

The peanut gallery will have a field day bagging the ASX for its market shut down today. But does it matter to investors? Not... More »

We Will Remember Them

Today we stop at 11am, to reflect on the sacrifices paid by our service men and women in our country’s name. More »

It was close. Too close. At least now we have a winner

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When ‘cutting rates’ doesn’t mean what you think it means

Here's a red hot question for the Big 4 banks: Why haven’t you passed on the cash rate cuts to variable rate home loan... More »

STOP PRESS: Today’s RBA rate cut is only the sideshow.

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Nothing... We can't predict the outcome of the US election. So tune out the politics. Save, invest, and buy the best investments you can... More »

Don’t listen to me. Listen to Charlie Munger…

When it come to the financial services industry, it pays to remember that the incentives of others don’t always align with our best interests More »

So much brainpower… wasted by betting against humanity

See, optimism isn’t blind faith. It isn’t ignoring reality. It’s realising that humanity and progress are inseparable, despite setbacks. More »

If you LOVE a Bunnings sanga, you might LOVE the stock…

Love matters. Love isn’t enough, of course but if you can find a company that has loving customers, you’re off to a pretty good... More »