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

U.S. Marijuana Stocks Set to Surge I've been bullish on the pot industry for years now. But I have to say that we may soon be entering the most profitable time in the industry's life cycle. That's because federal U.S. marijuana legalization is closer than it has ever…

The Trillion-Dollar Potential in 5G Stocks  Investors often perk up when they hear the word "billions" in relation to market cap. But that's very 2019. This next decade, we need to keep our ears trained for the word "trillion." And that's where 5G comes in. 5G stocks could…

What the Market Is Telling Us About Tech IPOs One of the most lucrative investments you can ever make is picking the right company from day one. Being in on the ground floor has made many investors into millionaires over the years. It's a simple equation, after all:…

The Streaming Stock Wars Are About Content Something that many of the newcomer video streaming services have learned is that, in this world, content is still king. In that regard, old stalwarts of the industry remain on top. Shares of Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) gained about 23% in 2019,…

Marijuana Stocks Overview Weed is quickly shaking its taboo status. Until very recently, this “sin substance” has been kept in the shadows. But the rise of marijuana stocks has been changing everything. Legalization is sweeping across the nation. Many investors are excited (rightfully so) about this opportunity to…

Penny Stock Investing Penny stocks are some of the most enticing investments on the market. And for good reason. The penny stock market is one of the most high-potential segments of the market. Pick right and you could own hundreds—or even thousands—of shares that experience big returns. At…

Electric Vehicle Stocks Speed Along There are few companies as divisive to investors and analysts as Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), and even fewer executives as divisive as Elon Musk. But it's hard to consider 2019 as anything but a win for Tesla stock. There's a lot of momentum building…

Why the Impossible Foods IPO Is so Tasty It’s safe to say that 2019 was rather disappointing as far as technology initial public offerings (IPOs) go. The tech IPOs in 2019 didn’t measure up to the ones in the early part of the decade. Many of them were…

Marijuana Tax Revenue Could Swell Support for Marijuana Stocks One of the most powerful arguments in favor of marijuana legalization has to do with the amount of money that governments are losing out on year after year due to their fruitless prohibition of the substance. The War on…

Pot Stocks Look to Make Big Gains in 2020 The future of the marijuana industry is rife with potential gains. One important question that all investors should ask themselves, however, is what timeline are they most comfortable with? Is it a more distant future with the possibility to…

AI Stocks Continue to Grow in 2020 When we talk about emerging industries, there really is no comparison to the artificial intelligence (AI) sector. I cover the marijuana industry and tech stocks, and while they are exciting opportunities for investors, no sector has the world-altering potential that AI…

Why the International Marijuana Market Is Key Smart marijuana investors have always had their eyes fixated on the future. This industry, after all, is going to be global; of that there is no doubt. The question then becomes which company is best suited to lead the charge onto…

Pot Stocks to Continue Surging in 2020 One thing we know for certain is that the legal marijuana industry has only started to reach its potential. This multi-billion-dollar sector is still on an impressive growth path that will see it become a global force in the next few…

Meat-Alternative Tech Stocks Set to Skyrocket One of the most compelling stories of the stock market in 2019 was the performance of Beyond Meat Inc (NASDAQ:BYND). Beyond Meat stock started out on a amazing run, climbing as high as 800% within four months of its initial public offering…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is positive across the board. The pot stock market has been climbing while Canada seeks to expand its legal marijuana market. Ontario, which is Canada's largest and richest province, is scrapping its current lottery system for marijuana retail licenses and will…

American Pot Companies Looking to Prosper in New Year While Canada garnered attention for being the first major economy to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide, let's be fair: Canada is small potatoes. When looking at the worldwide marijuana market, Canada is a very small segment. That's why many pot…

AI Stocks Set to Win Big One of the most promising industries in the near future is the artificial intelligence (AI) sector. With applications that are theoretically limitless, AI  represents an opportunity we've never seen before: a technology that could change everything about how we live our lives.…