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 Legalization Possibilities I was hopeful earlier in 2020 (who wasn't?) that this would be the year we see major progress being made on federal U.S. marijuana legalization. A lot of that hope was predicated on the, at the time, crowded race for Democratic Party presidential nominee.…

Marijuana Stocks Set to Rise Of course no one wants a second spike in coronavirus. That goes without saying. But there is a very real possibility that we could experience a second surge of the virus in the coming months as countries begin to reopen their economies (with…

Tech Stocks, Pot Stocks Soar During the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, there has been plenty of concern to go around. Aside from the public health and employment crises simultaneously spawned by the virus, many investors fled the stock market in search of safe-haven investments. But here’s…

Coronavirus Stocks Could Soar Due to COVID-19 Vaccine It seems simple: if you're able to cure a global pandemic, it would only make sense that you'd be rewarded financially (not to mention have literally millions of people thanking you for getting us out of the nightmare). As you'd…

5G Stocks Continue to Rise I'm not going to lie to you: we are entering one of the largest, perhaps longest periods of economic uncertainty. Volatility is going to be sky-high. Having said that, certain stocks are proving to be better at taking the hit than others. One…

Facebook Stock Has Resilience There are plenty of reasons to dislike Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). From the company's preternaturally unlikable founder Mark Zuckerberg, to its famously poor data protection, to its controversial ad policies, people really don't like Facebook, myself included. But here's the thing, I still use it. And,…

Marijuana Stock Volatility In a sector already renowned for its volatility, marijuana stocks didn't get a lot of favors from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic collapse. Quite the opposite: many pot companies saw their share values plummet, followed by a strong rally post-March. But one pot stock…

The Politics of Marijuana Stocks One thing about the marijuana industry and pot stocks is that their fortunes are very much tied to politics. While political developments can have a bearing on any industry, when it comes to marijuana stocks, politics can at times be the biggest factor. Legalization,…

Marijuana Stocks Gain Amid Economic Downturn It's safe to say that 2020 hasn't been going like anyone would have expected. That's precisely why unforeseen events like the COVID-19 pandemic—often called Black Swan events—are so impactful: you simply can't account for them. What you can account for, however, is…

The Resilience of Tech Stocks And we're back. It's been a while, dear reader, but we here at Profit Confidential are back up and running again and we're happy to bring you some of the hottest stock picks (including tech stocks) on the market right now. You may…

Tesla Stock Is Positioned for Future Success It wasn't so long ago that the big story of 2020 was the success of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). Tesla stock started the year hot, gaining as much as 100% before the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) derailed the economy. With TSLA stock falling,…

Coronavirus-Driven Market Puts Emphasis on Pharma Stocks As you'd expect during a pandemic, those who make medicine are among the best situated to eke out a profit, even as most other stocks tumble. Considering that gold and bonds and other traditional safe-haven investments are falling at the moment,…

Marijuana Industry to Be on the Rise It doesn't look like the best-case scenario is panning out for marijuana stocks in the United States. Of all the Democratic Party presidential candidates, it appears that the least friendly toward pot legalization, Joe Biden, is going to be the party's…

The Market Rally Is Coming: Watch the AI Stocks We don't know how long this is going to last. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has come and is here to stay for... Weeks? Months? Over a year? While our lifestyles are being warped because of the disease, the economy…

How Walmart Stock Hopes to Overtake Amazon Stock With the tech industry, we’re always on the lookout for the next big thing, the next company that replicates the massive success experienced by a larger but potentially older (and therefore slower) company. The "uber of       " became a…