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

TLRY Stock Climbs as Future Looks Brighter for Marijuana Stocks This has been a transformational year for many sectors. COVID-19, after all, has caused us to rethink entire swaths of our economy. But one sector that has undergone more change than most is the marijuana industry. Pot stocks,…

Alabama to Legalize Medical Marijuana There’s been no shortage of good news for U.S. pot stocks lately. Sure, the share prices have been a little bit unpredictable, but overall, most major trends have been positive for U.S. marijuana stocks. Another big win for the industry was the recent…

Curaleaf Stock Poised to Top All Other Marijuana Stocks? I’ve covered marijuana stocks for years now, ever since Canada became the first major economy to legalize pot and many U.S. states followed suit. In that time, I’ve seen many pot companies vie to become the top producers in…

These Marijuana Stocks Look Hot Right Now With the marijuana industry largely in a political deadlock (at least at the U.S. federal level), it's time to set our sights back on pot stocks that are individually exceeding expectations. Lately, we've been seeing some exciting action from two marijuana…

Pot Stocks Grow With New Luxury Items One thing I'm keeping an eye on with the marijuana stock market is its maturation. That doesn't just mean pot companies expanding into new markets and generating more revenue; it also means those companies finding new ways to develop, market and…

HEXO Stock Leads Marijuana Stocks in 2021 This year has had no shortage of big marijuana-stock stories. Mergers, political maneuvering, legalization pushes—it has been anything but boring for pot stocks this year. But marijuana stock investors should never lose sight of which stock holds the highest potential for…

TLRY Stock Leads Latest Wall Street Marijuana Stock Recommendations One of the major themes I've tracked in the marijuana market over the years is the up-and-down relationship that pot stocks have had with Wall Street and institutional investors. Lately, we've been seeing some major changes in that relationship,…

cannabis with cannabidiol (cbd) extract on hundred dollar banknote (cannabis with cannabidiol Pot Stocks Get Bank of America Boost Three pot stocks recently saw their share prices rise after Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) resumed covering them. Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC), Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY), and Aurora Cannabis Inc…

Medical Pot Stocks Present an Exciting Opportunity It makes total sense that, in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, people have been suffering from increased stress and mental health issues. With that in mind, many people have been considering medical marijuana as a way to help deal…

Pot Stocks Are Still Set to See Explosive Gains Marijuana stocks are among the most polarizing stocks on the market. On the one hand, many investors see the immense potential locked within pot stocks as cannabis legalization spreads globally. On the other hand, marijuana stock bears believe that…

Investing in Pot Stocks: How to Maximize Gains Weed stocks are part of a volatile, capricious market where shares rise and fall, often without much warning. When things are this liable to swing up and down, that usually means the best method of investing is timing the market…

Hype, Politics, & Pot Stocks As any long-time Profit Confidential reader will know, I'm a big fan of marijuana stocks. I've been a pot stock bull for years, writing about equities that have gone on to see hundreds of percentage points of returns. But I'm also not blind;…

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…