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Here are the 5 safest Dow stocks in the sell-off


A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

As global markets crater on fears of a China economic slowdown, you need to know which U.S stocks can weather this storm.

There are five widely held blue chips that can make it through a China-fueled bear market.

CNBC Pro, using the quantitative tool Kensho, found the stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average that fall the least when the Chinese equities plunge.

Here they are…

In the last decade there were more than 90 days where the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) fell by at least 4 percent, according to Kensho. On those days, these Dow stocks were the best performers based on average return that day.

So these stocks do lose value, but if you're looking to preserve capital among blue chips, the stocks above are your best options.

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This makes fundamental sense as these Dow members have among the smallest exposure to China with all five getting less than 10 percent of 2014 annual revenues in the country, according to FactSet.

On the flip side, the following stocks have the most to lose when China's stock market has a big drop in a single day.

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