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

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,…

Marijuana Stock Gains off Vermont Legalization It's safe to say that 2020 hasn't been easy for marijuana stocks. To be fair, 2020 hasn't been easy for, well, everything and everyone, but marijuana stocks have been particularly hurt during this COVID-19-stricken year. But some of that malaise is now…

Nikola Stock Highly Volatile This year has been anything but predictable. One stock, however, has nearly matched 2020 when it comes to being unpredictable: Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ:NKLA). Nikola stock seemingly came onto the scene out of nowhere, announcing that it planned to see huge revenue in the upcoming…

Tesla Stock Scores Another Victory The wins keep piling up for Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). In a year largely marked by disappointment and frustration (both on and off the stock market), Tesla stock has been able to over deliver, if anything. TSLA stock is up an astounding 435% year-to-date, and…

Snowflake IPO Doubles in 24 Hours What has already been a crazy year for tech stocks just got a little crazier with the initial public offering of Snowflake Inc (NYSE:SNOW) recently becoming the largest software IPO of all time. Snowflake stock doubled its value in the span of a day…

Pfizer Stock Gains on Vaccine Announcement For what feels like months now, we've been closely following the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. From among the top pharmaceutical stocks looking to bring an end to the pandemic, one has made a big announcement that puts it ahead of…

ORCL Just Became a Social Media Stock In what has been an otherwise rather boring year in the social media stock space, a huge move has totally upended the status quo: Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) is no longer just a cloud stock, but now also lays claim to being one…

Will There Be Stock Market Stimulus? The stock market, having been largely resilient since the initial COVID-19 downturn, has experienced its first hiccup post-recovery. With the pandemic still raging, there's the consistent threat that there could be more stock market tumult on the way due to the coronavirus,…

Pharma Stocks on the Rise The number one priority of governments around the globe this year is to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. As a result, pharmaceutical stocks, a.k.a. pharma stocks, have seen huge gains due to their being pretty much designated as the best possible and most direct…

The Value in Tech Stock Splits This year has belonged to tech stocks. Even amidst a once-in-a-century pandemic and the resulting economic fallout that continues to wreak havoc across many industries, tech stocks have managed to actually perform quite well. Specifically, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) are…

Top Tech Stocks in 2020 It has been, without question, a fantastic year for technology stocks. Even as many of them felt a bit of pain as COVID-19 hit and the market tanked, most—if not all—of our top tech stocks have come roaring back to life. They have…

Innovative Industrial Properties Stock Soars The unpredictability of the market in 2020 due to COVID-19 has hit the pot sector particularly hard. With so much of the momentum behind marijuana stocks coming to a sudden halt, I don't blame investors for seeking out safer investments at this time,…

Tesla Stock & Apple Stock Dominate 2020 It's all the rage these days: major tech stocks splitting. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) was the first to announce that it was going to undertake a major 5-1 stock split. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) wasn't far behind, however, announcing its own 4-1 stock…

CURLF Stock: Top Pot Stock in the World? There hasn't been much luck to be found in the marijuana stock market lately. Just when things were looking up—increased U.S. legalization in the piecemeal state fashion with hopes of federal legalization down the line, Canadian market growing, support building…

Coronavirus Stock Reckoning For all the harm that COVID-19 has wrought around the world, both in terms of the loss of lives and the economic devastation that followed, there has been one beneficiary of the current economic conditions: pharma stocks. Namely, pharma companies that have been looking into…

Top Tech Stocks in 2020 It’s been a crummy year. That’s hardly a hot take; between the coronavirus causing havoc to human beings around the globe—both physically and economically—and the unending pageantry of the U.S. presidential election, 2020 has sucked. But not all that "sucking" has been distributed…

Future-Looking 5G Stocks You don't make the big money on the stock market by investing in what already is, you make that money by anticipating what is going to be and by arriving there, cash in hand, before everyone else. It's not rocket science, but it's shocking how…