Originally Posted by LOL!
No it wouldn't. It makes better sense to sell individual stocks in tax-deferred and buy bonds, then sell exchange bonds in taxable into broad-market index funds instead. Do not buy individual stocks anymore.
I don't hold any bonds in my taxable account. Are your bonds there tax-exempt bonds and if so, are you in a high tax bracket?
Thanks for the response. I do not hold any individual stocks; I should have said stock index. The only stock investment option in my 401k that is low fee is an s&p 500 index fund; the bulk of my 401k funds are in this index.
I was in a high tax bracket in the past, but will now be in the 25% to 28% bracket for the foreseeable future.
I just started purchasing bonds in the last few years in a taxable account. I held 100% stocks for most of my investment history. Since bonds yield little at the present, I thought it would make since to purchase them in a taxable account.