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 has us looking to the U.S. Senate for a long-awaited hearing that could help spur huge growth in the marijuana sector. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing on cannabis banking on July 23. This…

Marijuana News Today In the marijuana news today we're once again faced with a simple but often overlooked fact: cannabidiol (CBD) is quickly becoming a massive industry and a huge opportunity for investors. While it's no secret that the marijuana sector has an upward potential of hundreds of…

How Will UBER and LYFT Stock Perform in 2020? Ridesharing stocks are fresh on the market, but they've already caused quite a bit of consternation among investors that thought they were getting in on another tech boom. While both the Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE:UBER) and the Lyft Inc (NASDAQ:LYFT) initial public offerings…

Marijuana Penny Stock Future It has been a devastating summer for marijuana penny stocks. Across the board, marijuana stocks have taken a beating in the recent downturn, but marijuana penny stocks have been some of the hardest hit. That makes sense, after all: they are smaller and more…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has us looking at Hawaii, which has decriminalized small possession of marijuana (and furthered the goal of total U.S. marijuana legalization) and Jay-Z, the billionaire rapper who is getting in on the weed business. Although you'd probably have expected Hawaii to…

CTST Stock Devastated CannTrust Holdings Inc (NYSE:CTST), once one of the rising stars of the marijuana industry in 2019, was absolutely slaughtered on the pot stock market on Monday following an audit from Health Canada that found its greenhouse facility in Pelham, Ontario to be non-compliant with certain…

Tesla Stock Recovery Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has always been a tricky beast. Known for grandiose promises of world-changing technology, Tesla has also unfortunately been associated with over-ambition and near-impossible goals. As a result, we’ve seen TSLA stock suffer mightily in 2019. But that trend appears to be changing,…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has yet another study that supports pot legalization in the U.S., with JAMA Pediatrics coming out with data supporting legalized pot. The data in question shows that in states where recreational marijuana is legalized, teens are less likely to smoke pot.…

Marijuana Penny Stock Rise If you've been a frequent reader of my articles, you'll know that I've long been bullish on two marijuana penny stocks in particular: Hexo Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:HEXO) and OrganiGram Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OGI). Investors who have been following my stock reporting since the beginning may have…

Medical Marijuana Continues to Grow No, it's not as sexy as the recreational marijuana industry, but medical marijuana is quietly taking over the United States. Whether Republican, Democrat, or anything in between, it doesn't seem to matter when it comes to medical marijuana, making it one of the…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today looks good, as two recently recommended pot stocks surge even while the majority of the industry continues to flounder. On the news side of things, we have an interesting look into an often-overlooked part of the market: manufacturing. A recent article…

SPOT Stock Prediction It's no secret that tech stocks haven't exactly been blowing people away in recent years. Initial public offerings (IPOs) have been largely disappointing, many powerhouse tech stocks have suffered setbacks, and other emergent industries like marijuana have taken some of the wind out of tech's…