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

The Aurora-MedReleaf Acquisition Hitch When the Aurora-MedReleaf acquisition was first rumored to be happening a few weeks ago, the media was aflutter with talk of how this would shake up the pot stock market. But it seems that the rumors were able to make more of an impact…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today features a pair of legal obstacles facing U.S. marijuana legalization in two states: Massachusetts and Florida. Florida is perhaps the more pressing of the two, with a judge soon rendering a decision on whether patients who are already allowed to use…

Aurora Cannabis Stock Registers Strong Q3 Already one of the biggest marijuana companies around, Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB) brought in another very strong financial report, hitting great numbers across the board. The company saw a 249.2% increase over the last year in registered patients, jumping to 45,776.…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today sees the market dealing with two massive revelations from yesterday: 1.  Canopy Growth Corp (OTCMKTS:TWMJF, TSE:WEED) officially applied to have its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). 2.  Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB) announced that it was acquiring MedReleaf Corp (OTCMKTS:MEDFF, TSE:LEAF). The…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today sees another U.S. lawmaker call for the legalization of marijuana, or at the very least, its removal from the Schedule 1 designation, which sees the drug being classified among the most dangerous substances in America alongside heroin and other more potent…

Monsanto-Bayer Merger Could Threaten Marijuana Stocks Two powerhouses companies—Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) and Bayer AG (OTCMKTS:BAYRY, ETR:BAYN)—have officially been approved by the U.S. Department of Justice for a merger that is valued at $62.5 billion and brings together one of the most notorious names in agriculture with one of…

Eaze Stock on the Horizon? While Canadian marijuana stocks are dominating the market at the moment, many investors are interested in discovering what the first U.S. pure-play marijuana stock will be. Some believe that Eaze could be that company. The possibility of an Eaze IPO has sparked interest…

Marijuana News Today: Canada Dominates Pot The marijuana news today adds further credence to something that anyone paying attention already knew: Canada is dominating the pot business. A new study from Washington, D.C.-based New Frontier Data Group, Inc. reveals that the Canadian marijuana companies are uniquely suited to…

Aurora MedReleaf Deal? When news broke that Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB) and MedReleaf Corp (OTCMKTS:MEDFF, TSE:LEAF) were in talks over a potential acquisition, the rumor mill exploded with talks of just how far along the Aurora-MedReleaf merger discussion was. While the hype did little for Aurora stock, MedReleaf stock…

Marijuana News Today The most damaging word in the marijuana industry at the moment is "overvaluation." The marijuana news today is that this continues to be a problem, with some analysts spreading prophecies of doom and bubbles, which is working to prevent a much-needed bounceback in the industry.…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is centered on states and Canada preparing for what is to be one of the biggest summers for marijuana in living memory. On the horizon are two massive moments in the marijuana industry. The first is Canada's legalization of recreational marijuana.…

Marijuana News Today Despite pressure coming from a number of political forces within Canada, the marijuana news for today sees Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holding fast to his promise of Canadian marijuana legalization this summer. "We’re going to continue to move forward," said Trudeau. "We’re going to bring…

Are Pot Stocks a Good Long-Term Investment? When it comes to identifying the best marijuana stocks, I've always held to the belief that long-term investments are the way to go. While there is a vast potential to make strong gains in shorter-term plays, I believe that the safest…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has a couple of contradictory elements. On the one hand, President Donald Trump and his administration have instituted new rules for how the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) hands out loans that could have a profound effect on the marijuana industry…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has been busy, with several of the biggest players in the industry all having recently made significant moves. We'll be covering Cronos Group Inc (NASDAQ:CRON) and its fall in share value, as well as the potential standoff between Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB)…