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 The marijuana news today has me particularly excited about a marijuana penny stock that has been stealing headlines since it added pot luminary Bruce Linton to its team. But before we cover Vireo Health International Inc (OTCMKTS:VREOF, CNSX:VREO), I need to tackle another major trend…

Uber Stock Resurgence "Unqualified disaster" would be an apt description of ride-sharing app stocks so far. Both Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE:UBER) and Lyft Inc (NASDAQ:LYFT) are down about 40% post-initial public offering (IPO). Neither stock has showed a small glimpse of life since going public. In fact, ride-sharing…

Google-Fitbit Deal Being a shareholder of a company that's about to be acquired can be a fantastic way to see your investment portfolio grow. Being able to anticipate a deal by closely watching the markets and the news can be hugely beneficial. And that's the case again with…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is an outlier for the second half of 2019: pot stocks are rising together, with many seeing a few points in gains. The political side of things, however, once again points to the problem of government interference in the legal cannabis…

Virgin Galactic Stock on the NYSE On October 28, Virgin Galactic (NYSE:SPCE) officially became the first space stock on the New York Stock Exchange. And its first day was, well, boring. It ended up flat as it traded under the name Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp, following the…

Strong IPOs vs. Weak IPOs There are few better ways to make strong gains in a short period than through an initial public offering (IPO). IPOs are a fantastic entry point for investors, as they represent the first opportunity for investors to get in on what may be a…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has us excited about the future of the industry as many pot stocks look to be gearing up for strong comebacks. The first place that's likely to produce a resurgence in marijuana stock value, at least in the near term, is…

BYND Stock Collapse The stock market can be unpredictable, but sometimes it's easy to see a stock's future as clear as day. Just recently, I wrote about Beyond Meat Inc (NASDAQ:BYND) and the tough times that lay ahead. Since then, well, Beyond Meat stock is down, falling almost 20% in…

SPCE Stock on the NYSE Some investors are betting big on the final frontier being a draw for wealthy adventurers looking to get a taste of the cosmos. At least, that’s the idea behind Virgin Galactic (NYSE:SPCE) as it goes public today on the New York Stock Exchange…

Beyond Meat Stock Prediction There has been no breakout success story quite like Beyond Meat Inc (NASDAQ:BYND). Beyond Meat stock peaked in late August, soaring 800% since the company's initial public offering (IPO) in May. But since then, BYND stock has fallen over the past few weeks. Does that…

Pot Stocks to Win Big The legal marijuana industry has always been—up until this point—driven by the news. When Canada announced that it would legalize cannabis, investors flocked to the budding industry and saw pot stocks swell in price in the years that followed. When at times marijuana…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has us once again transfixed on that all-important turning point for pot stocks: U.S. marijuana legalization. A new poll is showing once again that a supermajority of Americans support weed reform. Gallup, Inc. released a poll showing that favorability of marijuana legalization…

CTST Stock Future Finding winners in the marijuana stock market right now is challenging, to say the least. While the outlook for pot stocks remains strong, the immediate outlook is not hot. After all, in the midst of a correction, coupled with fears of a looming recession, cannabis…

APHA Stock Quarterly Report Whenever you see 25% gains in a single day, you better pay attention to the company making those gains. Aphria Inc (NYSE:APHA) was able to score such a win following the release of its second-quarter earnings report. APHA stock flew high before falling back…