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

Big Moves for CGC Stock In the early years of marijuana stocks, after they first hit the market, acquisitions were all the rage. Marijuana companies focused on ramping up production and capacity while expanding their reach across Canada. But as time went on and the market consolidated around…

Marijuana Stocks in 2021 There has been a lot of movement in the legal cannabis industry in 2021. Marijuana stocks have been on the rise since the year began. Positive energy built around the Joe Biden administration and a Democratic Party being in control of Congress that has never…

An Important Reminder for Pot Stock Investors At the end of March, we saw another massive jurisdiction legalize recreational marijuana: New York State. Pot stocks saw a small but noticeable uptick following the legalization. But the surge hasn't been, naturally, as large as it would be if we…

What You're Missing About Pot Stocks Markets these days are anything but predictable. You have zombie companies roaming around—propped up by zero-percent interest rates—waiting to go under, retail investor rebellions against hedge funds, unpredictable block trading, and, oh yeah, a global pandemic upending global economic activity. But there's…

Marijuana Stocks to Benefit as Cannabis Market Grows The numbers are in, and they look good: almost every projection shows the marijuana market growing exponentially in the next few years. What does that mean for pot stocks? It means they're projected to see major growth in the next…

As Economy Grows, Marijuana Stocks Could Benefit Make no mistake: the future of weed stocks rests on legalization, the most important being federal U.S. pot legalization. Other countries, like Germany, are also considering marijuana legalization with more regularity. But that doesn't mean pot stocks are divorced from the…

Does CGC Stock Still Have What It Takes to Rise? Canopy Growth Corp (NASDAQ:CGC) has been good to investors. How good? Since I began writing about Canopy Growth stock in late 2016, it has surged by more than 500%! For a long time, CGC stock was considered by many…

Marijuana Stock Correction Is Only Temporary Stop me if you've heard this one before: weed stocks rally as the industry begins to heat up due to positive legalization developments, only for a hiccup in the political proceedings to send pot stocks into a correction. Having been reporting on…

Of Memes and Marijuana Stocks Those who are familiar with my writing know I typically like to examine a marijuana company's financials, quality of leadership, and growth prospects—as well as the general political momentum behind cannabis legalization (both in the U.S. and globally). But early 2021 has exposed…

U.S. Marijuana Legalization & Canadian Marijuana Stocks While I analyze the entire legal marijuana industry—both U.S. and Canadian pot stocks—there's a fundamental difference between the two. The simple fact is that what's good for U.S.-based pot stocks may actually be bad for Canadian weed stocks, and vice versa.…

Marijuana Stock Mergers Acquisitions have long been a driver of value in the marijuana industry. Some of the largest investment gains in the sector have come from one pot stock being engulfed by another. With federal U.S. marijuana legalization closer than ever, one major area of excitement in…

U.S. Pot Legalization on the Way? There's one thing and one thing only on the minds of pot stock investors: the eventual federal marijuana legalization in the U.S. Let's talk frankly: the Canadian market is small potatoes. Yes, it's lovely that the drug was legalized in the country…

Marijuana Stocks in Today's Market By now, you've no doubt heard about the big run on GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME). Even people who are only tangentially aware of the stock market have taken note of the massive groundswell of support for a retail company that most analysts had largely…

Aphria Stock, Tilray Stock, & the Canadian Marijuana Market It was a long time coming, but it appears that good times have returned at last to the formerly beleaguered marijuana market. In 2020, marijuana stocks were at times struggling (and at times thriving), but with 2021's arrival, it…

Canadian Pot Stocks Surge: Can the Gains Be Sustained? The marijuana market is having a great start to 2021. While we'd all like to see COVID-19 gone this year, pot stock bulls can at least celebrate the amazing run we've seen from marijuana stocks, particularly Canadian marijuana stocks. But…