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 In what should come as no surprise, the marijuana news today continues to track the effects of Canadian marijuana legalization, with shortages hitting certain provinces as consumers continue to come in waves for pot. In Nova Scotia, a smaller province in Canada, we're seeing marijuana…

Marijuana News Today As you would expect, in the marijuana news today, we're covering the federal legalization of marijuana in Canada and the interesting pullback we're seeing across the pot stock market. With marijuana now officially legalized in Canada, you would have expected to see a jump in…

Marijuana News Today We are officially less than one day away from recreational marijuana legalization in Canada, and our marijuana news today examines what that will mean for the future of weed. Meanwhile, the pot stock market saw an across-the-board dip this morning. With only hours remaining before…

Marijuana Stocks Forecast: Aurora Cannabis Stock Forecast It has been an up-and-down year for Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB). Initially, 2018 was looking like it would be a down year for the company as its stock value sunk lower and lower. While the entire legal marijuana stock market experienced…

Marijuana News Today Yesterday we expounded upon the fruits of U.S. medical marijuana. In the marijuana news today, we examine the effect of legalized pot on the medical cannabis business. As I've said many times before, the medical marijuana business almost always precedes a gradual journey toward full…

Marijuana News Today Following the long weekend, our marijuana news today focuses on the U.S. medical marijuana boom—as well as on the several marijuana stocks that were down in early-morning trading today (with one notable exception). First, the increasing interest in medical marijuana in the United States: The CEO…

Marijuana News Today The volatility of cannabis stocks was on full display once more in the marijuana news today, with Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY) seeing a rally (following a drop yesterday) after PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) said that it was not exploring the pot industry. Marijuana stocks fell almost universally yesterday after…

CGC Stock Forecast It's been a strange month for the marijuana industry in that Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) didn't dominate headlines. Instead, Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY) sucked up all the oxygen with its massive swings on the market. It even overtook Canopy Growth in market cap for a brief time, and the…