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

Ethereum Price Prediction  With the cryptocurrency wars currently underway, two massive networks of peer-to-peer currencies are vying for supremacy: Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). Seen as the newer upstart, Ethereum is perhaps more exciting for investors who are looking to get in during the early goings-on. The Ethereum price…

Is It the Right Time for the Tesla Pickup Truck?  Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is probably the most polarizing—and exciting, depending on who you ask—company in the world today. Rarely does a day pass without the company grabbing a headline or two and setting off far-flung discussions that touch…

Nevada Marijuana Hits a Snag It's only been just over a week since Nevada legalized recreational marijuana, and the state is already close to declaring a state of emergency. No, this isn't the result of "reefer madness"-inspired crime waves or the collapse of society as we know it.…

Can the U.S. Marijuana Market Continue to Expand?  One of the hottest industries around just got a little bit hotter; Nevada has officially legalized recreational marijuana use in the state. That means that the home of Sin City is about to offer even more pleasures that are taboo…

These Two Marijuana Stock Market Picks Soared Last Week  This year has been an up-and-down time for marijuana stocks so far, with strong gains offset by blistering falls, all this often happening within 30 days of each other. But that's the nature of the current marijuana stock market,…

The First Ever Marijuana ETF Plummets  It's been a wild ride in the marijuana industry over the past few months. Stocks have been crushed, only to rally a few days later, only to find themselves on the losing end again by the next week. It's a roller-coaster ride,…

For Marijuana Stocks U.S., Watch the News  When it comes to marijuana stocks in the U.S., of course you need to be watching the markets to stay abreast of what's happening in terms of stock prices. But something that can have an equal impact on shares is political news.…

Not Going Too Long on MedReleaf Marijuana Stock The marijuana stock market is a wild, wild place to be right now. Companies are rising and falling at extraordinary rates, making rich winners and poor losers by the day. The potential for the industry is there; nobody denies that. Instead, doubters…

The Biggest Marijuana IPO in History Continues to Grow It seems we can put to bed the fear that was plaguing the marijuana market following the massive drops in a lot of companies over the past few weeks. MedReleaf Corp (TSE:LEAF) was valued at $636.0 million when it…

Marijuana Investments Aren't Quick Hits Last year, it was hard not to get into the hype surrounding marijuana stocks. Some of these shares were rising in value by hundreds—even thousands—of percentage points within a year. The beginning of the rush was the best time to play the short…

Marijuana Bubble May Have Burst...But That Doesn't Mean Run We all know the cookie-cutter, shallow truisms in investing like “buy low, sell high” and “don’t follow the trend.” While these are clichés due to their ubiquity and overuse, it doesn’t mean they don’t hold some wisdom. And in…

Pot Stocks Position Themselves for the Future  It's not an easy game to play, relying on politicians to justify an investment. After all, it's not exactly as if politicians are world renowned for being the most trustworthy folks on the planet. And that goes double for following through on…

Marijuana Stocks Are Under the Government's Thumb Canada is going to be the first western nation to totally legalize recreational and medical marijuana on a national scale. As such, many investors are rightfully treating Canada as a guinea pig of sorts to see how arduous the process of…

Will AMZN Stock Split in 2018? Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has one of the highest stock prices in the entire tech industry. Coming in at well over $900.00 per share, the price can often be daunting for smaller investors. This leaves many asking if there will be an AMZN…

Will NFLX Stock Split in 2017? Stock splits have become something of a rarity in the stock market these days, especially in the tech sector. For a number of reasons, large-cap companies have been reluctant to split their stocks, even though there are some that many believe would…

How to Invest in Marijuana Stocks The stock market is always looking for "the next big thing." Analysts and investors are constantly trying to find the next emerging piece of tech, commodity, or even company. And one of the most intriguing sectors around can be found in marijuana…

Peter Lynch and Small Cap Stocks  To be the best, you have to learn from the best—or so the saying goes. Apply that to the stock market and it makes sense why people love to follow billionaire ace investors like Mark Cuban or Warren Buffett. Peter Lynch is…

Lithium Penny Stocks to Watch Is it time to forget the gold rush and instead go prospecting for lithium mines? A lot of analysts would like you to think so. After all, the industry as a whole is growing, demand is rising, and the applications of lithium are…

Marijuana Stocks Crash Marijuana stocks are some of the hottest tickers available right now on the market (and no, that was not a pun). The industry is rising rapidly, and with legalization continuing at a steady—if at times slow—rate, there's a lot of interest in weed stocks. But…

Mark Cuban Investing Advice In the finance world, we—both well-known analysts and laymen investors—have a tendency of deifying business figures who we would like to emulate. It's the reason that Warren Buffett is a household name. The Oracle of Omaha is practically a national hero because he's really,…