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Most tracker funds seem to track the UK market and have been following the market's growth of around 15 per cent for the past few years. There appear to be some European trackers that have achieved much better returns than this, so should I go for one of those instead ?

TW, Oxford

The Fool responds: It is important to realise that different European countries are at different points in their economic cycles - inflation, interest rates, company earnings, and many other things need to be considered to make a fair comparison. Re-cent good performance in some European trackers does not necessarily mean that they will continue to perform well. It is pretty much impossible to call. Don't forget that exchange rates are important too.

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