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

Are Pot Stocks Still Vulnerable to COVID-19 Issues? While COVID-19 appears to be (mercifully) on the ropes—at least in terms of serious cases—it doesn’t mean that, magically, everything will go back to normal. There will be lingering consequences, and they may very well impact marijuana stocks. One such…

Are Pot Stock Investors Better Served Focusing on Europe or the U.S.? For many marijuana stock investors, there are some hard decisions to be made. With pot stocks proliferating, the options available to investors are myriad. But how can investors know which marijuana stocks are destined for big…

What to Expect From Marijuana Penny Stocks in 2021 There was a time when marijuana penny stocks were all the rage. They were, after all, among the best ways to see fast gains. Penny stocks are known for their ability to make massive swings with even relatively minor…

Are U.S. Marijuana Stocks Better Than Canadian Marijuana Stocks? If you examine the marijuana industry through the lens of U.S. pot stocks vs. Canadian pot stocks, it’s easy to see which side is winning. U.S. marijuana stocks are way ahead. They’ve been seeing impressive growth while Canadian marijuana…

Lessons for Pot Stock Investors From Recent Infrastructure Bill It doesn’t matter if you have a disdain for politics (and, frankly, these days, it’s almost hard not to), it's undeniable that the marijuana industry is heavily tied to legislative machinations. When it comes to U.S. marijuana legalization, which…

Pot Stocks Expected to Surge During Market Recovery One thing investors have to keep in mind when considering the future of marijuana stocks is that these stocks are still in an emergent industry. While pot stocks are unique in a variety of ways, they still more or less…

Positive Signs Building for Marijuana Industry & Pot Stocks The marijuana industry has been anything but predictable in 2021. We’ve seen rapid shifts in momentum due to mergers, legalization efforts (and roadblocks), COVID-19 lockdowns, COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, and more. In other words, it’s been a lot. But the…

Marijuana Stocks as Long-Term Investments Once again, there’s uncertainty in the market. With the COVID-19 Delta variant beginning to frighten investors, we’re seeing some renewed panic in the market. But what does that concern mean for marijuana stocks? Well, if we look to the past, this could potentially…

IIPR Stock Surges Upward—But Is There Room Left to Grow? For years now, I’ve been locked in on the seemingly boundless opportunities in the U.S. marijuana market. But there’s one security I’m particularly keen on: Innovative Industrial Properties Inc (NYSE:IIPR). Innovative Industrial Properties stock has had enormous potential…

Tilray Stock & Curaleaf Stock Both Look Strong, But Which Is Stronger? In 2021, we’ve seen the number of top marijuana stocks increase, not decrease. That’s because, as the legal marijuana industry grows, we’re seeing more and more opportunities for companies to take advantage of opening markets and…

CGC Stock’s Future Looks Bright One of the best stocks I’ve written about in my entire career is Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC). When I first wrote about Canopy Growth stock back in late 2016, it was trading around $8.00 per share. Within three years, it had risen by…

Business man with stock chart business concept. Cresco Labs Stock Has High Potential & Volatility Does Cresco Labs Inc (CNSX:CL, OTCMKTS:CRLBF) have what it takes to reach $1.0 billion in revenue in 2021? And will that be enough to send the relatively small upstart into the upper echelon…

The question I'm delving into today is: is TCNNF stock likely to be the next top dog in the marijuana industry? As the marijuana market—particularly the U.S. marijuana market—continues to mature, there's going to be a wealth of opportunities for marijuana stocks to emerge from relative obscurity to…