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

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…

Marijuana Stocks Looking Strong in 2021 2021 could be the best year yet for pot stocks. It’s a tall order, I know. And I’m not closed to the possibility that, in 2021, marijuana stocks may not experience the best year on record, even if they do surge. But…

Canadian Marijuana Stocks Moving Forward There’s little doubt in my mind that the future of the pot stock market lies in U.S. marijuana stocks. I’ve written about the growth potential in that segment time and time again. I wouldn’t blame you, dear reader, if you had gotten the…

On Politics & Pot Stocks Here's a simple fact: politics and marijuana stocks are intrinsically tied together. While marijuana investors may or may not find the political machinations of the U.S. exciting, it's impossible to separate pot stocks from marijuana politics. Reading the political tea leaves, then, is…

Pot Stocks Are Divided by Geography There's a tendency to clump the entire marijuana industry together, treating all cannabis stocks as discrete parts of a greater whole. And there's some reason for that. Since the beginning of the legal pot industry, marijuana stocks have, more or less, followed…

Marijuana Stocks Renew Their Surge In something I long predicted, pot stocks are back. While the naysayers were smug concerning the industry's recent troubles, anyone looking to the future knew that there would be a massive bounce back by cannabis stocks; they've done it many times before. Companies…

Pfizer Stock & Moderna Stock Show Promise as Coronavirus Stocks Finally, some good news. Not one, but two vaccines have been making headlines for being 90%-plus effective at countering COVID-19, giving hope to people everywhere that the pandemic-related lockdown may not be, contrary to our worst fears, eternal.…

Watch Tesla Stock in 2021 The year is coming to a close (thankfully) and we're now looking ahead to 2021. Aside from the COVID-19 issue, next year the stock market is going to be very interesting for one major reason: Joe Biden. Biden is now the president-elect (although…

Pfizer Inc. Scores Huge Win The COVID-19 pandemic rages on, and people the world over are fixated on one thing: a cure or a vaccine. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) saw its share price soar after the company announced that its trial coronavirus vaccine was proving to be very effective. Pfizer…

U.S. Marijuana Stocks Marijuana stocks have been getting battered in 2020. Or at least, every pot stock that isn't American has been getting battered. U.S. marijuana stocks have, in fact, actually seen pretty impressive gains over the past year, all things considered. With that in mind, it's easy to…

Apple Inc Gets Bold Listen, I know Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) isn't an under-the-radar stock; AAPL stock has been among the most celebrated stocks for decades now. Apple stock, in fact, is widely considered one of the top tech stock powerhouses of the last 40 or so years. But as with…

U.S. Marijuana Legalization Gains Steam Election day is behind us and a lot remains uncertain—except for one thing: marijuana stocks have won big. Federal U.S. marijuana legalization has long been a forgone conclusion, but with five more states legalizing pot in some form, we can expect to see…

Netflix Stock vs. Snowflake Stock There's been no shortage of hot tech stocks in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic, for all its manifold horrors, has been, not only less aggressive toward tech stocks, but in certain instances, downright friendly. Which brings us to two hot tech stocks in 2020—Netflix…

Regeneron Stock Gains Political Favor There have been few securities more exciting than pharma stocks in 2020. That's because, in case you missed it, we're currently suffering under the tyranny of a global pandemic. Not only has it killed hundreds of thousands of people, but it's also brought…

Canadian Marijuana Stocks Surge? This has not been an easy year for marijuana stocks—especially for pot stocks operating in Canada exclusively. While still the first major economy to legalize marijuana for all uses, Canada has since fallen behind in terms of marijuana industry excitement (which, to be fair,…