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Subject:  Re: index funds in a 401K Date:  4/2/2000  4:43 PM
Author:  W401K Number:  7238 of 26295

In short, Yes, sorry for that added response.
If you are investing in both tax deferred and taxable accounts. Definitely invest in the indexes in the taxable accounts. You want the most tax efficiency in the taxable accounts. In 401ks and IRAs the tax implications don't come into play bacause all money is withdrawn at your regular income rate. Long term or short term capital gains do not factor in.
If it helps, more and more mutual funds will begin reporting results on an after tax basis over the next couple of years.


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