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

Why Marijuana Stocks Are Crashing Here we are, already a quarter of the way through 2018, and legal marijuana stocks still haven't had the major breakout that cannabis bulls have been waiting for. Since mid-January, many investors have been left asking why marijuana stocks are dropping. The answer…

Marijuana Penny Stocks: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Marijuana penny stocks are plentiful in the market and have proven to be some of the better picks around. From the higher-end penny stocks like Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB), which was a mere $2.00 when I first began…

Is CRON Stock Overvalued? One of the hands-down strongest performers this year in the marijuana market has been Cronos Group Inc (NASDAQ:CRON). While other marijuana stocks have struggled during the marijuana industry downturn, CRON stock has been able to eke out double-digit gains. But did this strong Canadian marijuana…

Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) Market Size When it comes to the marijuana market, it's easy to lose sight of all the ancillary industries that crop up outside the scope of pot. For instance, cannabidiol (CBD), a primary extract from the cannabis plant—and the oil derived from the chemical—are part…

Canopy Growth Stock Jumps After Canadian Senate Marijuana Vote  Few industries are as reliant on the news and on government policies as marijuana. With laws that need to be sorted out for marijuana's transition from illicit drug to legal product, it only makes sense that stocks would ebb…

U.S. Marijuana Legalization In one of the more unexpected moves last week, Congress came out in defense of U.S. marijuana laws in its budget proposal. The move was a huge win for U.S. marijuana legalization and shows that while the federal government may not be the marijuana industry's…

Recreational Marijuana Stocks in Canada Earlier, we covered how the push for recreational marijuana legislation had been delayed by a concerted effort on the part of the Conservative Party, the political opposition to the Liberal Party, which currently sits in power in Canada. But last week, we saw…

Is Recreational Marijuana Legal in Florida? For those of you who are asking the question "Is recreational marijuana legal in Florida?" because of a recent report you may have seen, I have some bad news. That report was fake news. Yes, even the marijuana industry is not impervious…

Is CRON Stock Good for the Long Term? Few companies have been such a consistent generator of buzz like Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CRON). Between being the first Canadian company to attain a U.S. Nasdaq listing and its joint venture with MedMen Enterprises, CRON stock has been on a…

Marijuana Stocks for U.S. Investors The marijuana game heavily favors Canada at the moment. With a weed-friendly government pushing through legislation to legalize recreational use, there is simply no other developed nation on earth that is taking such a positive stance on marijuana right now. That’s why Canadian…

Cryptocurrencies vs. Marijuana Stocks: Which Has the Better Value? It's always an exciting time when the market has not one, but two extremely high-growth emerging industries coming into their own around the same time. In this case, investors are lucky enough to have both cryptocurrencies' and marijuana stocks'…

Aurora Stock Forecast 2018 One of the most exciting companies in the marijuana market, Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB), has left a number of investors unsure how to proceed in 2018. Why? Because the company that is known for its ability to make strong, headline-grabbing deals and create…

The Marijuana Index When you look at a marijuana index, what you're really seeing is the general trend in the industry. As a result, the three major indices tend to look alike. The North American marijuana index, the American marijuana index, and the Canada marijuana index all tend…

ACBFF Stock Looks for Nasdaq Listing  It's all the rage these days. Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB) is the latest marijuana company to jump on the bandwagon, issuing a press release detailing its interest in being listed on some of the most prominent stock exchanges in the world, including…

LXX Stock Price Forecast In an industry already well known for its volatility, marijuana penny stocks add another unpredictable layer to the game that more cautious investors will want to avoid while daring buyers and day traders may find the perfect tool to achieve their goals. Lexaria Bioscience…

Namaste Technologies Stock It's sometimes easy to overlook all the different components of the marijuana industry. Of course there's cannabis production and sales; those sectors are firmly on the public radar. But what about the ancillary products, like vaporizers and other marijuana paraphernalia? Companies that are in the…

Marijuana Stocks on the NASDAQ It's been a busy—and, might I add, great—week for marijuana stocks. It appears that the marijuana slump is over and that we're seeing a resurgence across the industry with strong gains over the past five days or so. In this marijuana stocks review…