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Rob Carrick's Reader: Facebook's wrinkles

The Facebook profile of founder Mark Zuckerberg on a mobile phone is seen in this photo illustration taken in Lavigny May 16, 2012.

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The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

Facebook's wrinkles

Don't feel bad that you're not going to get a sniff of the huge Facebook initial public offering on Friday. Here are five reasons why the company's prospects don't look great.

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All about the challenges facing mega-size tech companies like Facebook and Apple in growing revenues and profits enough to keep investors happy.



Here's a roundup of comments on the Facebook IPO from around the world.



You may yet own a piece of Facebook. J ust wait for the stock to be included in index funds or exchange-traded funds tracking the big U.S. indexes.



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Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998.Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More

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