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

Marijuana Stock Volatility In a sector already renowned for its volatility, marijuana stocks didn't get a lot of favors from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic collapse. Quite the opposite: many pot companies saw their share values plummet, followed by a strong rally post-March. But one pot stock…

The Politics of Marijuana Stocks One thing about the marijuana industry and pot stocks is that their fortunes are very much tied to politics. While political developments can have a bearing on any industry, when it comes to marijuana stocks, politics can at times be the biggest factor. Legalization,…

Marijuana Stocks Gain Amid Economic Downturn It's safe to say that 2020 hasn't been going like anyone would have expected. That's precisely why unforeseen events like the COVID-19 pandemic—often called Black Swan events—are so impactful: you simply can't account for them. What you can account for, however, is…

The Resilience of Tech Stocks And we're back. It's been a while, dear reader, but we here at Profit Confidential are back up and running again and we're happy to bring you some of the hottest stock picks (including tech stocks) on the market right now. You may…

Tesla Stock Is Positioned for Future Success It wasn't so long ago that the big story of 2020 was the success of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). Tesla stock started the year hot, gaining as much as 100% before the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) derailed the economy. With TSLA stock falling,…

Coronavirus-Driven Market Puts Emphasis on Pharma Stocks As you'd expect during a pandemic, those who make medicine are among the best situated to eke out a profit, even as most other stocks tumble. Considering that gold and bonds and other traditional safe-haven investments are falling at the moment,…

Marijuana Industry to Be on the Rise It doesn't look like the best-case scenario is panning out for marijuana stocks in the United States. Of all the Democratic Party presidential candidates, it appears that the least friendly toward pot legalization, Joe Biden, is going to be the party's…

The Market Rally Is Coming: Watch the AI Stocks We don't know how long this is going to last. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has come and is here to stay for... Weeks? Months? Over a year? While our lifestyles are being warped because of the disease, the economy…

How Walmart Stock Hopes to Overtake Amazon Stock With the tech industry, we’re always on the lookout for the next big thing, the next company that replicates the massive success experienced by a larger but potentially older (and therefore slower) company. The "uber of       " became a…

Stock Market Collapse Could Turn to Profits Fast The best investors are those who are able to see opportunity in any situation. Right now, the opportunity is a total market collapse brought on by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The stock market, I'm sure you've noticed, has been infected…

Netflix Stock & Peloton Stock Defy Market Collapse We have to call a spade a spade: the stock market recently tanked. Between the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the subsequent oil price plunge, the markets started the week of March 9 in free fall. But a couple of companies,…

Marijuana Stocks Look to Rebound The stock market is in shambles right now. On March 9, the S&P 500 triggered its circuit breaker, a mechanism that prevents trading for 15 minutes if certain thresholds are breached. That was after the index dropped seven points to start the day.…

2020 Could Be Tesla Stock's Best Year Yet One of the real surprises of this year is the success of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). Tesla stock has gained about 50% year-to-date and has made a lot of haters eat their words. While so many people have called TSLA stock overvalued…

Market Correction Presents Opportunity for Investors The stock market is in free fall right now. Between the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) causing global panic and the recent plunge in oil prices due to tensions between Saudi Arabia—and to a lesser extent the Organization of the Petroleum Producing Countries (OPEC)—and…

Marijuana Stocks & Renewable Energy Stocks on the Rise While the president of the United States doesn’t dictate the future of the stock market (and is often credited or blamed too much for the economy's performance), when in office, the president’s policies can often determine the future of…

Coronavirus Causes Stock Market Shake-Up & Opportunity They say that every failure is an opportunity. That translates well to the stock market. While the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is largely causing share prices to fall, there are a number of companies that are poised to see huge…