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I have about $100,000 in General Electric stock in my 401(k), constituting 1/3 of my 401(k)portfolio. I am married with one child over 18 - net estate value at retirement approximately 700K (excluding 401(k)). My wife and I will both receive pensions from our respective employers - retirement for us both in five years, both of us under 59 1/2 at retirement. I won't need the stock after retirement and want to know whether I should sell all of the stock while it is in the 401(k) when I am about to retire and place it safer vehicle within the 40l(k) and what the best overall tax strategy would be.

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