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 is a first for 2019: a U.S. state announcing that it's looking to legalize pot this year. New York State has finally come to the table with legislation that would legalize the drug for recreational consumption. This was a long time…

Marijuana Stock News It's safe to say that 2019 has not gotten off to a quiet start for the pot industry. The marijuana stock news has been overflowing with excitement, with several major players seeing their fortunes rise over the past several weeks. Two such companies—Canopy Growth Corp…

Marijuana News Today We have two strong headlines in the marijuana news today; one being Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE:ACB) not missing a beat since 2018 with another acquisition, and the other being an increase in funding for marijuana research pouring in post-legalization. Let's start with the softer news…

Marijuana Stocks in 2019 There's no contention that 2018 was a bit of a down year for marijuana stocks. While it was full of swings, both positive and negative, ultimately we didn't see too much growth last year. Nevertheless, marijuana stocks in 2019 look poised to have a…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has us celebrating yet another triumph on the pot stock market as many shares see a strong increase in both early-morning trading and over the past week. While the end of 2018 saw a dramatic fall in share prices only to…

Marijuana News Today There are two major headlines leading the marijuana news today: 1) the increasing warmth between Wall Street and the cannabis industry, and 2) a surge by Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) stock. Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) has become another one of the few Wall Street firms providing…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today sees another step on the path toward greater pot availability in Canada as Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, a massive Canadian retailer, is now selling cannabis online in the province of Ontario. This move, which was long in the making, will provide…

Marijuana News Today Our first edition of "Marijuana News Today" in the new year comes in on a high, with marijuana penny stocks seeing strong gains after an industry-wide surge the day before. Yesterday we saw marijuana stocks across the board jump by several percentage points. Today, many…

AAPL Stock Forecast for 2019 In 2018, even the most powerful and reliable tech stocks struggled. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), long a dominant tech company with a sky-high market cap, impressive sales numbers, and internationally recognized brand that was second to none even felt the burn. But this minor…

FB Stock Forecast for 2019 This was a terrible year for Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). There's simply no denying it. Revenue slowed, its stock price plummeted, and the world bared its collective teeth at the social media giant that has, for all intents and purposes, lied and misrepresented how…

Technology Sector Overview It looks like 2018 will have been an overall down year for tech stocks. They're still among the most dominant securities on the market, however. Investors are hungrily eyeing 2019, hoping that it can be a return to form for the industry. With that in…

Safe Recreational Marijuana Stocks When it comes to safe recreational marijuana stocks, "safe" is a relative word. The marijuana industry, after all, is not a particularly safe industry. Nor would we want it that way. "Safe "denotes small gains and small losses, trucking along at yearly seven percent…

Ontario Marijuana Shortages For those who thought that Canada's legalization of cannabis would be a hiccup-free process, the Canadian marijuana shortages rampant across the country since legalization in October will dispel that notion instantly. From the west to the east, Canadian provinces are struggling to keep up with…

Best Silicon Valley Stocks for 2019 2018 has been a tough year for tech stocks across the board. With a few notable exceptions, many of the the top tech companies in the Bay Area saw their stock prices stagnate or decline. Looking forward, are the "FANG" stocks the…