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Scott Phillips (TMFGilla)

Scott Phillips is The Motley Fool’s Director of Research 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

The chart that has Shane Oliver suggesting rates might stay on hold until 2020

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The one chart showing why inflation is on the way up

For years now, economists have wondered - is inflation really dead? More »

It’s official: Cash is dying. One graph tells the tale

Australians are using a lot less cash, and the RBA knows it. More »

Australia is about to pass a law to get tough with China

Australian lawmakers are getting set to take on the might of our largest trading partner, China. More »

Australian banks under pressure as US banks suffer 12 straight days of share price falls

It’s not a good time to be invested in US financials, and now Australian bank shareholders are looking over their shoulders. More »

The US Defence Secretary will visit China despite the (trade) war of words

The US Secretary of Defence, James Mattis, is set to visit Beijing on Tuesday, the first such visit to China in four years. More »

Another day. Another $700m fine

There's something to be said for a market that is ‘happy’ that Commonwealth Bank is fined ‘only’ $700 million dollars in an agreed settlement.... More »

The best time to worry? When no-one else is

There's a really great way to earn yourself notoriety and gain a following in business and investment circles: make a prediction of doom. More »

CEOs are paid too much… and that’s not the worst of it

It's time to rethink CEO pay, but not in the way you imagine. More »

Here’s To The Crazy Ones

Forget the doom-and-gloom brigade. Embrace the reality that the path to progress isn't always smooth, but is relentless. And relentlessly upwards. More »

Think long term: Why Buffett beats the Budget

The Budget circus, is, well, politicians being politicians. More »

Wealth Management Closing Down Sale! Everything Must Go!

The Financial Services Royal Commission has achieved a remarkable feat in its reasonably short history. It's made the extraordinary seem commonplace. More »

The debacle at the Royal Commission

We’ll know how serious the pollies are by whether they add layers of rules (a cop-out) or drive a seismic change in incentives. More »

Lest We Forget

We will remember them More »