strat·​e·​gist | \ˈstra-tə-jist \

Definition of strategist 

: a person skilled in strategy

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The Russell 2000’s debt burden is more than double that of the S&P 500, according to Lindsey Bell, an investment strategist at CFRA Research. Jessica Menton, WSJ, "Small-Cap Stocks Teeter on the Edge of a Bear Market," 12 Dec. 2018 Trump strategist Steve Bannon has resurfaced in an unlikely place: the tech conference circuit. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "Steve Bannon is pushing anti-immigrant policies at an upcoming tech conference," 31 Oct. 2018 On FOX Business: Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Guests include: Herman Cain; Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist for CFRA Research; Sen. Mike Rounds; Rep. Roger Williams. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump briefed on Putin meddling before inauguration; Nunes suggests DOJ, FBI want Dems to win," 19 July 2018 If market trends like these have filled your nights with dread, Richard Turnill, global chief investment strategist at BlackRock, has a reminder for you. Matthew Heimer, Fortune, "Here’s What the World’s Biggest Investor Thinks the Markets Will Do Next," 9 July 2018 His wife, Amanda, is a social media strategist for the advertising agency Hoffman York. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Nearly 4 in 10 Americans have a side hustle. How one Milwaukee couple earns extra cash.," 2 July 2018 Just as with investment, though, the nature of competition has changed, notes Hugo Scott-Gall, an investment strategist. The Economist, "Business in the Republicans’ America is flourishing, but also changing," 24 May 2018 Many Democratic strategists recoiled at their party’s embrace of a proposal so radical in its branding, and ill-defined in its details. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Abolishing ICE Is About As Popular As Trump’s Immigration Agenda," 11 July 2018 Democratic pollster and political strategist Celinda Lake told Vox. Anna North, Vox, "How Republicans are using the language of #MeToo against Democrats," 24 Oct. 2018

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1821, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who is skilled in making plans for achieving a goal : someone who is good at forming strategies

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