What is an Investing Sage

An investing sage is an investor who is extremely knowledgeable about the markets and has a reputation for a long history of successful investments.

BREAKING DOWN Investing Sage

This is not a term that is applied to just anyone. One of the most famous investing sages is Warren Buffett, who is sometimes referred to as the "Oracle of Omaha." His highly successful value-oriented investment strategy has been widely emulated. Buffett's company, Berkshire-Hathaway, which began as an insurance company but over more than 50 years has become a conglomerate, has over this period bested the return of the S&P 500 by a factor of 155.

Buffett became a value-oriented investor as a student of Benjamin Graham, a professor at Columbia University. Graham is the author of The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. He is also co-author with David Dodd of Security Analysis, a book that is considered the bible of investment analysis.