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

The Best Tech Investments in 2017 The one thing you can count on in the tech world is that it is in a constant state of flux. By definition, the best tech companies to invest in operate on the edge of what's possible, trying to bring tomorrow closer…

Best Tech Inventions Around Tech inventions are known for two things: changing the way we live and being great investments. Tech stocks that are tied to revolutionary tech gadgets are some of the greatest ways to see massive returns on investments. But it's also easy to miss these…

Will There Be Marijuana Millionaires? Missing out on an emerging sector or industry can be one of the most costly mistakes you'll ever make in your investing career. Finding and identifying the next breakout sector can be a surefire way to see huge returns on your investments. The…

What is Apple Project Titan?  Hype can be a powerful tool for a business, and few have mastered its use like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). With a long history of building intense borderline-mania surrounding new products, Apple has used that strategy time and again to ensure that it dominates whatever…

Marijuana Stocks Today  The state of the marijuana industry is in constant flux. Being as it's so reliant on governments passing laws regarding usage of medicinal and recreational weed, the news has a prominent effect on weed stocks, compared to stocks in other industries. After all, very few companies…

Snap Stock in 2017 There is no shortage of questions when it comes to Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP). The company famous for its social media app, "Snapchat," has been stuck in a whirlwind run since its initial public offering (IPO) in March. The trajectory of Snap has begun to draw comparisons…

Which Companies Will Have IPOs in 2018? With the year flying by quickly, the chances of more landmark initial public offerings (IPOs) happening in 2017 are getting slimmer. While Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) had a wild ride when it hit the public market earlier this year, there hasn't been much in the…

Microsoft Stock vs. Apple Stock  One of the greatest tech rivalries of all time is heating up. The Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) saga is long and storied, and has been one of the main driving forces in the computer sector for decades. While the two…

Tesla Stock Forecast Jumps with Market Cap Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) passed a huge milestone with its market cap overtaking General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) as the most valuable U.S. auto firm. The electric car company is looking to turn its potential into reality as Tesla's value now outranks its…

The Most Exciting Apple Investments in 2017 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is one of the, if not the most profitable company in the world. With profits of over $53.0 billion in 2016 alone and a reported $200.0 billion stuffed into its hefty war chest, the company has a lot…

Should You Invest in BuzzFeed IPO in 2018?  Bust out the cat videos and listicles; it looks like we're headed toward "BuzzFeed IPO 2018." The media company that got its start as an innovator in capturing millennial attention in the online space is now reportedly eyeing a 2018…

Tech Sector Outlook The wonderful part about investing in technology is that you are betting on the future. No other industry holds the potential to have such a profound influence on the way we live our lives, and no time in history has been so rife with technological…

Trump Immigration Ban Donald Trump has not had an easy time of it trying to enforce what was intended to be his landmark national security executive order. The Trump immigration ban was halted for the second time, now by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii, but that…

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in 2017 Science fiction has long cautioned us that the rise of artificial intelligence will likely mean the end of humanity. The Matrix, Terminator, Blade Runner...the list goes on. But in the real world, while some are concerned about artificial intelligence in 2017,…

Top Marijuana Penny Stocks 2017 There are very few industries generating as much buzz as the medical and recreational marijuana markets are these days. With legislation across the world generally trending toward the legalization—or at least decriminalization of the drug—growth potential is strong, with investors seeking out "the best…

Netflix Stock Price In the modern era of tech wars, one front is heating up: streaming. Now that programs have the ability to become truly global successes due to the accessibility through the Internet, shows have come to define culture in a way that was previously unheard of.…

Apple WWDC 2017 Could Be Huge Doubt the power of an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) conference at your own peril. The fervent support of Apple-lovers is a singular phenomenon in the tech world, nearly unrivaled by devotees to any other brand. Remember the power that the late Steve Jobs…

Medical Marijuana Stocks to Watch in 2017 The medical marijuana business is set to explode. The drug has seen a global easing of restrictions, with many countries warming to the idea that cannabis can be used for more than just a good time. As such, identifying the best…

Most Overvalued Stocks Investors are usually on the lookout for the most undervalued stocks, wanting to get ahead of the market and be there when the company strikes gold—especially in the tech sector, where dramatic shifts are commonplace. But it's equally important to avoid the most overvalued tech…