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Sara B. Potter, CFA
Sara B. Potter, CFA
VP, Associate Director, Thought Leadership and Insights
Sara Potter is responsible for developing applications that facilitate the analysis of global markets at a macro level, highlighting FactSet’s vast benchmark and economic content sets. Since joining FactSet in 1999, Ms. Potter has also managed the economic database development team, where she was responsible for the integration of third-party economic content as well as the development of FactSet Economics data. Ms. Potter received a M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University and holds a B.A. in Economics and French from Dartmouth College. She is a CFA charterholder.
The Economics of H1 2018 in Charts
As we come to the end of the first half of 2018, now is a good time to reflect on the state of the U.S. economy. Here we... Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Jul 17, 2018
IPO Activity Picks Up in Q2 2018, But Less Money Raised
The strength of the second quarter was largely driven by a rush of new issues in the last week of June. Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Jul 11, 2018
Caterpillar’s Fortunes Are Tied to Those of the Global Economy
Caterpillar has long been considered a bellwether of the global economy. Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Jul 3, 2018
[Video] Q2 2018 U.S. Economic Forecast
In this video, Sara Potter, chief economic contributor for FactSet Insight, examines the performance of the U.S. economy in in... Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Jun 20, 2018
How Would Higher U.S. Auto Tariffs Impact the Global Auto Industry?
Auto imports may be the next trade target of the Trump administration. Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Jun 5, 2018
The American Shopping Mall, at 62, Not Quite Ready for Retirement
With consumer confidence near 18-year highs, are we simply witnessing a shift in how consumers buy things? Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on May 16, 2018
U.S. Expansion is Now the Second Longest in the Post-War Era
This month, the current U.S. expansion reaches the 107-month mark, making it the second longest business cycle expansion in the... Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on May 9, 2018
As Housing Market Recovery Continues, Headwinds are Building
Home builders are facing soaring input costs, both for materials and labor. On top of that, rising interest rates will dampen... Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Apr 17, 2018
IPO Activity Slows in Q1 2018, But IPOs Are Still Up 50% From a Year Ago
In terms of gross proceeds, the first quarter of 2018 was the biggest quarter in more than three years. Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Apr 4, 2018
How Would Retaliatory Tariffs from China Impact The U.S. Economy?
In response to the new U.S. tariffs, China has indicated that they would impose retaliatory tariffs on $3 billion of U.S.... Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Mar 26, 2018
Last Year's Economic Momentum Projected to Continue into 2018
What are individual and consensus forecasts projecting for global economic growth for 2018? Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Mar 21, 2018
The U.S. Is Poised to Take Over as the World’s Largest Oil Producer
A combination of policy and production surges may give the U.S. the edge in 2018. Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Mar 13, 2018

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