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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 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
Challenges Ahead for the U.S. Auto Industry
For all of 2017, auto retailers saw a 5% year-over-year increase in dollar sales; this was up from 2016’s 4% growth. Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Feb 12, 2018
What Would a Transfer of Power from Baby Boomers to Generation X Look Like?
Generation X holds fewer than 10% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies, but the generation's influence is growing. Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Feb 6, 2018
Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers, But Don’t Count Them Out
While baby boomers and millennials may be separated by decades in age, economic conditions have made them subject to similar... Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Jan 29, 2018
Labor Shortages Are Not Translating into Higher Wages
The 12-month increase in nonfarm payrolls that we saw in 2017 was the slowest in seven years Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Jan 11, 2018
(Continental) Europe Outperforms in 2017
Real GDP grew 0.6% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter. Read More
Sara B. Potter, CFA
on Nov 21, 2017

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