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

NVIDIA Stock Price  One of the wildest runs of 2016 was the surging prices of chip companies, with a particular focus on one major player, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). The NVIDIA stock price absolutely skyrocketed in 2016, gaining well over 200% during the year. And that rocket has not…

How to Invest in Penny Stocks  Penny stocks are often some of the most exciting plays on the market due to their low cost of entry and their ability to yield massive gains in short amounts of time. Of course, they're also known for extreme volatility that can…

Barracuda Networks Stock  The cybersecurity business has never been in more demand than it is today. In recent months, two monumental malware attacks were undertaken and successfully infected thousands of computers across the world, causing both panic and financial damage. While this is bad news in general, firms…

Bitcoin Prices With Bitcoin prices fluctuating as many expect them to—with large, unexpected shifts upward and downward—investors interested in making money off the cryptocurrency are keeping their ears to the ground in anticipation of any Bitcoin news that may tip them off as to which way the wind…

Is Weed Legal in Nevada? Sin City got a little more sinful in the eyes of many as marijuana was legalized for recreational use in the state of Nevada at the beginning of July. As we’ve come to expect, the legislation led to a bit of reefer madness,…

NASDAQ Stock Index With the U.S. experiencing one of the longest periods of straight economic growth ever witnessed by the country, many investors are keen on finding which industry will continue to power this growth and bring about strong returns on investments. One of the juiciest investment opportunities…

The Top Lithium ETFs As time goes on, more and more investors are becoming familiar with ETFs and the inherent benefit of these more holistic approaches versus trying to beat the market straight up. Certain industries that hold a lot of promise naturally make an even better fit…

Why "The Easiest Cryptocurrency to Mine?" Is the Wrong Question   The cryptocurrency revolution has arrived. With Bitcoin (BTC) hitting all-time highs, peaking at one point around $3,000 per unit—and Ethereum (ETH) going from around $10.00 to over $400.00 in under a year—these two leaders in the cryptocurrency…

SNAP Stock Price  Leading up to the SNAP initial public offering (IPO), Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) was the focus of equal parts naysayers and backers. Many (including us here at Profit Confidential) puzzled over whether the Snap stock price would follow a path similar to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) or Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). With the recent Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)…

Ethereum Price Prediction  With the cryptocurrency wars currently underway, two massive networks of peer-to-peer currencies are vying for supremacy: Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). Seen as the newer upstart, Ethereum is perhaps more exciting for investors who are looking to get in during the early goings-on. The Ethereum price…

Is It the Right Time for the Tesla Pickup Truck?  Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is probably the most polarizing—and exciting, depending on who you ask—company in the world today. Rarely does a day pass without the company grabbing a headline or two and setting off far-flung discussions that touch…

Nevada Marijuana Hits a Snag It's only been just over a week since Nevada legalized recreational marijuana, and the state is already close to declaring a state of emergency. No, this isn't the result of "reefer madness"-inspired crime waves or the collapse of society as we know it.…

Can the U.S. Marijuana Market Continue to Expand?  One of the hottest industries around just got a little bit hotter; Nevada has officially legalized recreational marijuana use in the state. That means that the home of Sin City is about to offer even more pleasures that are taboo…

These Two Marijuana Stock Market Picks Soared Last Week  This year has been an up-and-down time for marijuana stocks so far, with strong gains offset by blistering falls, all this often happening within 30 days of each other. But that's the nature of the current marijuana stock market,…

The First Ever Marijuana ETF Plummets  It's been a wild ride in the marijuana industry over the past few months. Stocks have been crushed, only to rally a few days later, only to find themselves on the losing end again by the next week. It's a roller-coaster ride,…

For Marijuana Stocks U.S., Watch the News  When it comes to marijuana stocks in the U.S., of course you need to be watching the markets to stay abreast of what's happening in terms of stock prices. But something that can have an equal impact on shares is political news.…

Not Going Too Long on MedReleaf Marijuana Stock The marijuana stock market is a wild, wild place to be right now. Companies are rising and falling at extraordinary rates, making rich winners and poor losers by the day. The potential for the industry is there; nobody denies that. Instead, doubters…

The Biggest Marijuana IPO in History Continues to Grow It seems we can put to bed the fear that was plaguing the marijuana market following the massive drops in a lot of companies over the past few weeks. MedReleaf Corp (TSE:LEAF) was valued at $636.0 million when it…

Marijuana Investments Aren't Quick Hits Last year, it was hard not to get into the hype surrounding marijuana stocks. Some of these shares were rising in value by hundreds—even thousands—of percentage points within a year. The beginning of the rush was the best time to play the short…