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 News Today The marijuana news today registers another big win for pot legalization as the U.K. has approved medical marijuana for prescription use. The U.K. Home Office has announced that U.K. medical marijuana will be available for prescription use by fall. (Source: "Medical cannabis to be available…

Best Edibles Companies in the U.S. With so much excitement and buzz surrounding the potential of the marijuana market in the U.S., specific subsectors of cannabis are starting to get more attention. One such subsector is the edibles market. The best edibles companies in the U.S. are going to…

Marijuana News Today In the marijuana news today is an initial public offering (IPO) that gives investors yet another avenue into the U.S. pot market, this time through Acreage Holdings. According to the company, the Acreage Holdings IPO is set for the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). Even though…

Is CBD Oil a Long-Term Investment? One of the most exciting subsectors in the legal marijuana industry is the cannabidiol (CBD oil) market. Free from most of the stigma associated with traditional marijuana, CBD oil could be the next health craze that helps cannabis stock values balloon. CBD…

Is the Marijuana Market Undervalued or Overvalued? It's the burning question that has plagued the marijuana industry for months: "Is the marijuana market undervalued or overvalued?" And then, of course, the follow-up question: "What are the most undervalued marijuana stocks?" The answers to these questions, however, are not…

U.S. Marijuana News Today In another step toward U.S. marijuana legalization, the marijuana news today sees the release of a poll showing that a large percentage of Americans have a positive outlook on pot's medical benefits. In fact, the study suggests that they may actually think too highly…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today concerns what I believe will be a rapidly growing trend in the cannabis business, namely the listing of U.S. marijuana companies on Canadian exchanges in order to expand globally and skirt draconian U.S. marijuana laws. Willie Nelson and his recreational pot…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today features a momentous occasion: the first ever marijuana initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq, Tilray, continues to climb as investors show their eagerness to get in on the booming marijuana market. The Tilray IPO on the Nasdaq saw the British…

How to Invest in Pot Stocks The marijuana industry is one of the most exciting ones around in 2018. Politics, drugs, an emergent industry...they all combine to create one of the most exciting—and potentially profitable—sectors around. But many people are still left asking how to invest in pot…

Canopy Stock Forecast 2019 The future of the marijuana industry is bright. While day-to-day the market may fluctuate, the overall trend is firmly pointing upward. And few marijuana stocks are better positioned to take advantage of the coming growth than Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC). The Canopy stock forecast for…

Aphria Stock Forecast Few stocks have been as disappointing in 2018 as Aphria Inc (OTCMKTS:APHQF, TSE:APH). When I first began covering the marijuana sector, Aphria was one of the best performers around, but this year, the Aphria stock forecast has been dismal. However, rumors have begun to swirl around a…

Aurora vs. Canopy Stock One of the most compelling competitions between companies involves the marijuana industry's two heaviest hitters: Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) and Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB). In the battle of Aurora vs. Canopy stock, which one will reign supreme? Let's dive in. The two companies currently top…

MedReleaf Stock There are few companies that have performed as well as MedReleaf Corp (OTCMKTS:MEDFF, TSE:LEAF) has over the past three months. While the marijuana market has, for the most part, had a good run over the past three months since the correction abated, MedReleaf has shown immense growth…