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

Tilray Stock & Curaleaf Stock Both Look Strong, But Which Is Stronger? In 2021, we’ve seen the number of top marijuana stocks increase, not decrease. That’s because, as the legal marijuana industry grows, we’re seeing more and more opportunities for companies to take advantage of opening markets and…

CGC Stock’s Future Looks Bright One of the best stocks I’ve written about in my entire career is Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC). When I first wrote about Canopy Growth stock back in late 2016, it was trading around $8.00 per share. Within three years, it had risen by…

Business man with stock chart business concept. Cresco Labs Stock Has High Potential & Volatility Does Cresco Labs Inc (CNSX:CL, OTCMKTS:CRLBF) have what it takes to reach $1.0 billion in revenue in 2021? And will that be enough to send the relatively small upstart into the upper echelon…

The question I'm delving into today is: is TCNNF stock likely to be the next top dog in the marijuana industry? As the marijuana market—particularly the U.S. marijuana market—continues to mature, there's going to be a wealth of opportunities for marijuana stocks to emerge from relative obscurity to…

Canadian Pot Stocks Set to Benefit From U.S. Pot Legalization There’s often a false dichotomy made between U.S. marijuana stocks and Canadian marijuana stocks—namely, that if one segment of the market goes up, the other will go down. But it isn't a zero-sum game, as evidenced by three…

Meme Stocks & the Marijuana Sector One thing never gets old in this business: being way ahead of the top analysts at the big banks and investment firms. While these people make a lot of money for their prognostications, just as often as not, they’re well behind the…

Marijuana Companies Shouldn't Let Their Feet Off the Gas The marijuana market is maturing. That may seem obvious, but we often forget what that entails. With market maturation comes a change in focus, with some pot companies focusing on profits instead of growth. That’s a common evolution that…

TLRY Stock Impresses, But Is That Enough to Crown It King of the Pot Sector? Recently, we’ve been seeing some major shifts among the top pot stocks. In fact, I’d go as far as saying that, in 2021, we’ve seen more upheaval in the marijuana industry than we…

AMZN Stock Could Be the Next Big Pot Stock Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is pretty much known as the company that deals in everything. From diapers, to tech gadgets, to workout gear, to groceries, there’s little that Amazon stock doesn’t have a connection to. So it stands to reason…

TLRY Stock Climbs as Future Looks Brighter for Marijuana Stocks This has been a transformational year for many sectors. COVID-19, after all, has caused us to rethink entire swaths of our economy. But one sector that has undergone more change than most is the marijuana industry. Pot stocks,…

Alabama to Legalize Medical Marijuana There’s been no shortage of good news for U.S. pot stocks lately. Sure, the share prices have been a little bit unpredictable, but overall, most major trends have been positive for U.S. marijuana stocks. Another big win for the industry was the recent…

Curaleaf Stock Poised to Top All Other Marijuana Stocks? I’ve covered marijuana stocks for years now, ever since Canada became the first major economy to legalize pot and many U.S. states followed suit. In that time, I’ve seen many pot companies vie to become the top producers in…

These Marijuana Stocks Look Hot Right Now With the marijuana industry largely in a political deadlock (at least at the U.S. federal level), it's time to set our sights back on pot stocks that are individually exceeding expectations. Lately, we've been seeing some exciting action from two marijuana…