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

OrganiGram Stock Moving to Nasdaq Exchange It's here. Long in the making, but we're finally going to see OrganiGram Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OGI) hit the Nasdaq on May 21 and begin trading under the symbol "OGI" (until then, it can be found under OTCMKTS:OGRMF, CVE:OGI).  (Source: "Organigram to Commence NASDAQ…

CannTrust Stock Financial Report The last time we checked in on CannTrust Holdings Inc (NYSE:CTST), the company's quarterly report had just been released and was, overall, a little disappointing. But this quarter is singing a much different tune. With the marijuana industry in general rallying today, CTST stock…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is a welcome respite from yesterday's dismal performance, with pot stocks largely climbing in early-morning trading. I'd still argue that we're in a form of correction, since April and May have been the worst months for marijuana stocks so far in…

Tilray Stock Financial Report Few marijuana stocks have been as disappointing as Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY). I've written extensively about the malaise that has plagued the company and has sent its share prices careening downward, but it's worth reiterating: TLRY stock has been an absolute bomb in 2019. In…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is largely the massive drop we're seeing across the board among pot stocks. Many shares were down by over five percent to start the week, signaling the first real pullback in the marijuana stock market since the beginning of 2019. While…

CRON Stock Earnings Report It's rare to see a stock take a long tumble due to a poor earnings report, only to recover in an almost equal upswing the next day. But that's what we've seen so far from Cronos Group Inc (NASDAQ:CRON). The CRON stock earnings report,…

Marijuana News Today It's a wild ride in the marijuana news today as the pot stock market is all over the place. Meanwhile, New Jersey marijuana legalization is taking a detour, it appears, with the issue likely going to be in the hands of the people via a…

Marijuana Correction The marijuana industry has come a long way in 2019. I sometimes feel like a broken record when I write this, but it bears repeating again and again: the industry has never had a year quite like 2019. Politically and financially, we’re seeing the first true…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has us seeing pot stocks generally trend upward as we see the largest acquisition between two U.S. cannabis companies. The acquisition in question will see Curaleaf Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:CURLF, CNSX:CURA) buy Cura Partners Inc. in a stock deal valued at $950.0…

U.S. Medical Marijuana Markelarger pot t Gains Steam Investors are very focused on the recreational marijuana market (as they should be). That is where the real money will be made for years to come when the global market becomes fully accessible. But the push for U.S. marijuana legalization…

Marijuana News Today Several U.S. states are closer to marijuana legalization than ever, reflecting a growing acceptance for pot among voters, the marijuana news today shows us. Texas is on track to become the 25th state to decriminalize marijuana, removing the threat of jail time for possession. The…

Canopy Growth Stock Soars in 2019 While the year has been, overall, fantastic for marijuana stocks, one company above all others has stood out: Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC). While CGC stock hasn't necessarily outperformed all its competitors in terms of gains, it has made the biggest strides toward…

Tilray Stock Flounders in 2019 If there has been one singular disappointment in what otherwise has been a fantastic year for pot stocks, it's Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY). The former marijuana stock darling has plummeted since its initial public offering (IPO), falling from a high of $300.00 to its…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has us celebrating the ever-growing pot market in the U.S. as it creates jobs and generates huge sales. This represents a massive opportunity for growth among pot stocks when federal U.S. marijuana legalization eventually comes. Today's look at the massive pot…