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 News Today Pot legalization in the U.S. has been a steady march of progress so far this year, but in the marijuana news today we have our first blow to the movement in 2019 as New York drops the potential marijuana legalization from its budget. New York…

Lyft IPO Vs. Uber IPO It's shaping up to be a banner year for tech initial public offerings (IPOs). Although many tech IPOs were delayed following the government shutdown, 2018 was overall a weak year for major tech companies going public. In 2019, however, things are looking to…

Pot Stocks in 2019 The year has been a strong one so far for marijuana stocks. But not all pot stocks are created equal; some are certainly better than others, both in the short term and projecting ahead. With that in mind, we're going to look at two…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is a little bit of a downer compared to yesterday, with many pot stocks falling in early-morning trading. U.S. marijuana legalization, however, continues to expand while HEXO stock climbs following a very positive quarterly report. U.S. marijuana legalization scored another—albeit somewhat…

Marijuana Stocks in 2020 When we look back on the history of marijuana stocks, I believe 2019 will be remembered as the year when they went mainstream. The first full year of marijuana legalization in Canada, increasing respect from Wall Street, legalization spreading around the world, political support…

Marijuana News Today The love story between Wall Street and marijuana stocks continues to grow in 2019, as the marijuana news today has Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE:ACB) and Cronos Group Inc (NASDAQ:CRON) up big following coverage by Cowen Inc (NASDAQ:COWN). Cowen was the first major Wall Street bank…

New Wall Street Marijuana Fund One major development in 2019 is how Wall Street has taken notice of the marijuana industry. Banks, analysts, investors—the whole lot of them—have been continuing to wake up to the potential locked within the developing industry. And that brings us to the latest…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has us once more looking at the marijuana black market and its considerable impact on pot stocks. This time we're looking at New Jersey, where the marijuana black market is reportedly alive and well. This is part of a recurring problem…