Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

According to FactSet, the escalation in tensions between the US and North Korea in recent weeks hasn’t hurt S&P500 companies with greater exposure to the region. The breakdown of companies with most exposure to the Asia/Pacific super-region shows they have well outperformed.

Average price change for S&P 500 stocks:

  • Overall: -1.1%
  • With at least 20% revenue exposure to AsiaPac: +0.5%
  • With at least 40% revenue exposure to AsiaPac: +2.0%

Median price change:

  • Overall: -0.3%
  • ≥20% exposure to AsiaPac: +0.8%
  • ≥40% exposure to AsiaPac: +1.3%

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