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

Top view of cannabis leaves on yellow background. Meme Stocks, Pot Stocks, & How to Maximize Gains Earlier this year, a Pandora’s box of sorts opened: meme stocks. And much like in the ancient myth, with this power unleashed upon the world, there’s no turning back. Meme stocks…

Canopy Growth Stock’s Prospects in 2022 History may not always repeat itself, but it does at the very least rhyme. Once again, marijuana stocks have begun to rally after being incorrectly devalued. One of those marijuana stocks is Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC), perhaps the pot stock I've written…

The Bright Future of CURLF Stock It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Curaleaf Holdings Inc (CSNX:CURA OTCMKTS:CURLF). Curaleaf stock has been a winner for investors since I first wrote about it a few years back. But as is the case with any asset, there comes a…

OrganiGram Stock Made a Massive Jump & Could Keep Rising There was a long while when I was extremely bullish on some large but lesser-known Canadian marijuana stocks. OrganiGram Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OGI) was one of them. But when Canadian pot stocks began to tank following marijuana legalization in…

Innovative Industrial Properties Stock Continues to Dominate in 2021 Consistency isn't something you often see in the marijuana stock market. At least, you’re unlikely to see consistency when it comes to pulling in impressive gains week after week, month after month, etc. Innovative Industrial Properties Inc (NYSE:IIPR) is…

How Canadian Pot Stocks Can Profit From JPMorgan's Shot at U.S. Pot Stocks For more than a year, I've repeatedly stated that U.S. marijuana stocks are the way of the future. Which isn't to say that Canadian marijuana stocks are without any value, but rather that the largest…

Why TSLA Stock Is Rising Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has once again proved the doubters wrong—with another surge by Tesla stock. On the back of a huge deal with Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (FRA:AZK0, OTCMKTS:HTZZ), which will see the car rental company purchase 100,000 Tesla vehicles, TSLA stock climbed…

What the Tesla Inc vs. Rivian Lawsuit Tells Us about Tesla Stock Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is taking a rival, Rivian, to court over accusations that the upstart electric vehicle company has been stealing “highly propriety” technology and poaching employees. I’m no legal expert, but this could tell us…

Future of Pot Market Just Got Brighter, & These 2 Pot Stocks Could Rise If you’ve been following my writing for some time, you'll know that I’ve always had my eye on one thing when it comes to the marijuana industry: global expansion—more specifically, expansion into major markets.…

Tilray Stock Shows Signs of Weakness I’ve had a mixed relationship with Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY) over the years. Initially attracted to the first marijuana stock to go public on a major U.S. exchange, I quickly saw that, beyond that early excitement, TLRY stock didn’t offer much substance. And…

Pot Stocks Might Benefit From Economic Vulnerability The alarm bells are sounding—sorry, have been sounding for years now—regarding a massive tech stock bubble the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Internet was a funky new fad in the late nineties. If a tech stock bubble indeed…

Conservative Investors: Avoid These Types of Pot Stocks I can’t think of a more volatile stock market in my lifetime. That’s because we’re basically facing a mini-black swan event pretty much every quarter. What’s the coronavirus going to do next? This uncertainty has, of course, impacted the future…

Politics Will Define Pot Stocks’ Future Sometimes this job feels more like political analysis than stock market prognosticating. The reason? Marijuana stocks are intrinsically tied to politics. After all, until prohibitions against cannabis are lifted the world over, pot stocks won't reach their full potential. Which brings us…

Evaluating My Top Pot Stocks of Years Past The legal marijuana market is young and dynamic. As such, it's not unusual to see pot stocks that were once riding high fall from grace and others that were relatively unknown rise up and challenge the strongest pot stocks. That…

Is TSLA Stock Still Unmatched in the Electric Vehicle Space? Electric vehicle stocks have exploded in value over the past few years. After all, with country after country introducing legislation that will limit emissions and favor electric cars, it makes perfect sense that electric vehicle stocks would catch…

Tesla Inc Shocks the World Again There are few companies that have the ability to surprise the way Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) can. I mean, how many companies would unveil a robot on stage—only it wasn’t a robot at all, just a guy in a robot suit—with only a…