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 focusing in on CannTrust Holdings Inc (NYSE:CTST), which officially had its license suspended by Health Canada following an audit earlier in the summer. CannTrust stock has been on a downward spiral ever since it was announced that the company…

Marijuana Profits vs. Marijuana Growth It’s a very critical time for the marijuana industry. With a good amount of legal markets now open, including Canada and 11 U.S. states, pot companies are faced with an important decision: is now the time for profits or for growth? One such…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today offers a clearer picture of a problem that the industry has been contending with for years: the continued success of the black market. An audit by the United Cannabis Business Association found that there are about 2,835 unlicensed weed dispensaries and…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is very positive as two of our favorite pot stocks continue to rise and the U.S. federal government ordered 3.2 million grams of cannabis to be grown legally for scientific research. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants that amount of…

CURLF Stock Continues to Impress The hierarchy of marijuana stocks is mutable. In fact, it’s prone to many changes. With Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) having recently made several big moves, none of which I was particularly on board with, there’s a decent chance that another marijuana company will…

Marijuana News Today Across the board, pot stocks have been rallying hard today. Also in the marijuana news today, we're seeing a rise in the usage rate of weed among U.S. college students. A recent University of Michigan survey found that about 43% of full-time college students said they…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is mainly focused on the turnaround in some of the top marijuana penny stocks, but another story is the resistance to the U.S. surgeon general's recent warning about marijuana. As usual, let's tackle the political news before we get to the pot…

Three Top Marijuana Penny Stocks Marijuana penny stocks are some of the best opportunities on the market in general, but with the recent pullback we've witnessed in the pot industry, they might actually be at some of their best values yet. You see, the marijuana stock downturn is…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is solid, with Thailand expanding its medical marijuana laws and several pot stocks seing strong growth to start the day. Let's start with expansion of the global pot market. Thailand legalized medical marijuana last year, but it just recently expanded that legalization…

Marijuana News Today Our marijuana news today is bittersweet, looking into how investors are now seeing marijuana stocks as high-value, due to their recent troubles on the stock market. iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:ITHUF, CNSX:IAN) CEO Hadley Ford has come out in support of marijuana stocks, precisely due to…

Marijuana Stock Profits The buzzword du jour in the marijuana industry over the past few weeks has been, without a doubt, "profits." While a potential recession and a stock market correction have both served to curb the growth among marijuana stocks as of late, we shouldn't forget that…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is focused on one of the most profitable subsectors in the marijuana industry: marijuana real estate investment trusts (REITs). Marijuana REITs are a type of company that I've been covering for a while now, ever since they began dominating the pot…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has us covering what is perhaps the biggest overall economic story of the year—the worsening trade war between China and the U.S.—and how it impacts the marijuana sector more specifically. Overall, the stock market is down in recent months. The Dow…