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If your plan calls for equities, there is no reason why you shouldn't hold them in your 457 or 401(k).

It's when you have both taxable accounts and tax-favored accounts and your investment plan calls for some tax-inefficient investments like bond or REIT exposure that it is recommended that the tax inefficient investments be put in the tax-favored accounts instead of taxable accounts, but there isn't any reason to also hold stocks in the tax-favored accounts if there is room in them. (Well, one exception: I wouldn't put a tax-efficient stock fund in a non-deductible Traditional IRA, but that is the only exception.)

So, don't worry about stocks, even tax-efficient stock index funds, inside the 401(k) or 457--there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
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