Stephen Karmazyn, BA

Stephen Karmazyn is a writer for Profit Confidential, where he focuses on reporting breaking news in the technology and emerging industries.

Throughout his career as a journalist, Karmazyn has written on tech for a variety of publications, including The Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, and The Ottawa Business Journal. He served as the web editor for Techopia, a tech-centered newsblog focused on emerging start-up companies.

Get to know Stephen…

What first sparked your interest in tech?

Near the end of my undergrad, I spent some time interning at the Financial Post. My very first story was on Elon Musk’s SpaceX trying to land a used rocket on a floating drone-operated barge in the middle of a gulf. Besides being infinitely fascinating and an absolutely joy to write about, the story was my very first pitch and published piece. The next day Shopify went public and that absorbed the remainder of my time at FP.

What makes tech reporting different than other news?

Cutting-edge tech is having a profound effect on almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives, and tomorrow always brings something new to the table. Essentially, each article about tech acts as a potential preview for what life may look like in the near future.

What interests you about technology stocks?

Technology stocks are great to watch because the market determines in a very concrete way which devices will define our future. By following the emerging tech companies, you get to see in real time which innovations fly and which others will falter.

Stephen Karmazyn's Articles

Is the Stock Market Open on Presidential Inauguration Day? A new day, a new president. As always, inauguration day for the next United States president will be a momentous occasion, not only for the country itself, but for the world. And, of course, by extension, the stock markets.…

NFLX Stock Bolstered by Q4 Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) jumped over eight percent in after-hours trading as the fourth-quarter earnings report came in beating analysts' expectations, driving NFLX stock up. There's been a lot of buzz surrounding this week's release of the earnings report, and it was apparently for good reason.…

Shkreli (Briefly) Kills MNK Stock  Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE:MNK) took a nosedive, with MNK stock down over eight percent before recovering, following a lawsuit filed against the company over its drug price hiking, delivered by none other than "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli. Mallinckrodt is under fire for using its monopoly to…

Why APRI Stock Is Flying Right Now Apricus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APRI) saw its APRI stock soar over 140% by early afternoon trading on Wednesday as Mexico gave market approval for an erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment. Move over, "Cialis," there's a new treatment in town for ED. Or, at…

Validation and a Couple Wins for VRX Stock  Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) must be feeling some measure of validation as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has levied a $15.0 million fine at Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) for failing to disclose news of friendlier bids during a hostile takeover…

Best Tech IPOs 2017 A popular meme going around these days is celebrating 2016 as the worst year, one that will forever be looked upon in infamy and dread. But much of that ire is centered on political and humanitarian crises, while the financial markets—especially at the end of…

Will Q4 Severely Damage AMD Stock? Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) fell 6.6% by afternoon trading on Tuesday as analysts are expecting a loss in AMD stock's fourth-quarter report, due January 31. AMD stock may be down, but that certainly doesn't kill all the goodwill it acquired as…

Where Is ETRM Stock Headed Next? EnteroMedics Inc (NASDAQ:ETRM) was down almost 25% by late-morning trading on Tuesday as ETRM stock continues to be a volatile share so far in 2017. Just a few weeks ago, ETRM stock was posting multiple days of 100%-plus growth. Not exactly a…

Tesla Stock Just Scored a Big Victory Over Apple In Silicon Valley, it's a dog-eat-dog world. That's at least how Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is playing the game. Tesla stock was up two percent as of late-morning trading on Friday but, more importantly, the company just stole one of…

What's in Store for NFLX Stock? Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) was up 2.23% by late morning trading on Friday, as analysts project a strong fourth-quarter earnings report to release next week. Expect NFLX stock to see either a boost or slide as the Q4 report will be released after…

Billionaire George Soros Now Has One Less Billion  It's not every day that a person finds out that their stock trading cost them a billion dollars, but billionaire George Soros had one of those days on Thursday. Multiple news outlets reported that the billionaire George Soros, famous in…

Has BIOC Stock Topped Out?  Biocept Inc (NASDAQ:BIOC) has had a very eventful week. Following a press release on Monday announcing that the company secured an in-network provider agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, BIOC stock shot up by nearly 166% in 48 hours. But on…

FCAU Stock Is in Serious Trouble  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) will face the wrath of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has accused the company of using software that allowed excess diesel emissions in over 100,000 U.S. trucks and SUVs sold since 2014. FCAU stock dropped over…

Will ETRM Stock Bounce Back?  EnteroMedics Inc (NASDAQ:ETRM) has had a busy 2017 so far. After climbing by 1373% in five days starting on January 4, ETRM stock is now down over 43%. Like a lot of health and biotech stocks, President-elect Donald Trump's news conference on Wednesday,…

Biotech Industry: Not a Trump Stock  President-elect Donald Trump had some harsh words for the biotech industry at his first press conference since his election, affecting both health and biotech shares. This will undoubtedly sour Trump biotech relations, as well as clearly define the industry as being a…

Solar Energy Is on the Rise Both Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) were up big by Wednesday afternoon trading, which marks a strong showing in the early stages of 2017 for solar energy. CSIQ stock was up 3.8% and SPWR stock was up nearly seven percent as the solar…

Valeant's Sell-Offs to L'Oreal and Sanpower Boosted VRX Stock Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) is starting 2017 off on a good note, with VRX stock up over six percent by early afternoon trading on Tuesday. The boost came as a result of several big sales that the company was able to make,…

DRYS Stock Is on the Move Again DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) will never be accused of being boring. DRYS stock is down again, by eight percent after early Tuesday afternoon trading, adding to the 17% fall since the beginning of the week. DRYS stock has become known for wild…

The Death of Yahoo Stock Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) is dead, long live Altaba! As the deal between Yahoo and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to sell off the tech company Yahoo's core business to the wireless giant Verizon finalizes, what's remaining after Verizon has picked the choicest bits will…

Yahoo Stock Up After SEC Filings  Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is curbing its board to five seats as a result of the proposed sale to Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), with several board members—including CEO Marissa Mayer—stepping down. Yahoo stock was up one percent in after-hours trading following the US. Securities and…