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

Marijuana Stock News The marijuana stock market is a constantly updating, evolving beast. There's so much going on day to day in terms of marijuana stock news that it feels like you can't even keep up sometimes. Because unlike other industries, marijuana stock news is only half about…

Fitbit Stock News Everyone loves a redemption story. Humans have always been drawn to the idea of a fall from grace and then a rise back to fortune, like a phoenix from the ashes. In the stock market, redemption stories are even more important, as they are often…

Bitcoin Hard Fork and Ethereum Hard Fork Stock splits are not uncommon. Usually undertaken when a company’s shares rise to an undesirable value that is too high—and therefore may dissuade smaller investors—stock splits are a great way to create hype around a company and also encourage investment. In…

Marijuana Stock News: What Went Right, What Went Wrong Sometimes I feel like a broken record repeating the same thing every week, but I feel it can't be said enough: If you're a marijuana stock enthusiast, you need to be up to date on marijuana news. The drug…

Making Sense of the Bitcoin Cash Price The Bitcoin Cash price has been on the minds of nearly every player in the cryptocurrency market. As Bitcoin Cash (BCH) attempts to follow its older sibling, Bitcoin (BTC), on a path towards success, many investors are wondering whether this new coin…

Top Penny Stocks Today In the type of market we’ve experienced recently, penny stocks are some of the juiciest-looking investments to the right type of buyer. After all, with massive gains across the board and year-over-year consistent stock market growth at a near-historical level, it's easy to see…

Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash (BTC vs. BCH) In a move that has been anticipated for months, Bitcoin has officially split. Called a "hard fork," Bitcoin (BTC) now has a separate competing cryptocurrency vying for the market called Bitcoin Cash (BCH). The BTC vs. BCH divide has now officially…

Facebook Stock Price  There is simply no stopping Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) at this point. Every time that people believe the meteoric rise of the FB stock price is about to falter, the company comes out and beats earnings reports, expectations, and naysayers—everyone, basically—once again outperforming analyst projections. The…

Marijuana Laws Intrigue Intensifies One thing that the administration of President Donald Trump can never be accused of is being boring. But beneath all the late-night tweet storms, investigations, and profanity-laced interviews delivered by senior staff, laws are still being passed and the wheels of government are still…

Shopify Stock Price Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP) is in one of the most unique positions in the stock market. On the one hand, it is not a flashy company with some huge consumer device, and neither does it have a particularly high profile compared to many other tech companies. On…