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 Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) soaring after a healthy endorsement from a respected bank analyst, while marijuana-infused beer is going to be available in Maryland. Green Leaf Medical, LLC is partnering with Flying Dog Brewery to produce marijuana-infused beverages for sale in…

U.S. Marijuana Crackdown in the Works? One of the major concerns for the marijuana industry when President Donald Trump first assumed office had much more to do with Trump’s people rather than the man himself. While Trump has been characteristically cagey and capricious when it comes to marijuana…

Tesla Stock in 2019 It seems that every year is a make-it-or-break-it test for Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). But with the "Model 3" officially on sale, the Tesla stock news this year is shaping up to be the most monumental for the company yet. A lot of that has to do…

CARA Stock Forecast 2019 Covering the marijuana industry day-to-day, many investors have begun developing a blindside to what was the start of it all: the medical marijuana industry. But they do so at their own risk, as companies like Cara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CARA) are coming out with many…

Marijuana News Today When it comes to the cannabis stock market, it looks like January will close on an unpredictable note. The marijuana news today has pot stocks flying off in all directions, while Illinois looks to become yet another U.S. state to legalize marijuana for recreational use.…

Why OGRMF Stock Is Poised for a Takeover While there are many marijuana stocks that are labeled as "overvalued" (some grossly so), few stocks are given the much-coveted designation of "undervalued." OrganiGram Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:OGRMF, CVE:OGI) is one of those few. OGRMF stock is among the few pot…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is a first for 2019: a U.S. state announcing that it's looking to legalize pot this year. New York State has finally come to the table with legislation that would legalize the drug for recreational consumption. This was a long time…

Marijuana Stock News It's safe to say that 2019 has not gotten off to a quiet start for the pot industry. The marijuana stock news has been overflowing with excitement, with several major players seeing their fortunes rise over the past several weeks. Two such companies—Canopy Growth Corp…

Marijuana News Today We have two strong headlines in the marijuana news today; one being Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE:ACB) not missing a beat since 2018 with another acquisition, and the other being an increase in funding for marijuana research pouring in post-legalization. Let's start with the softer news…

Marijuana Stocks in 2019 There's no contention that 2018 was a bit of a down year for marijuana stocks. While it was full of swings, both positive and negative, ultimately we didn't see too much growth last year. Nevertheless, marijuana stocks in 2019 look poised to have a…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has us celebrating yet another triumph on the pot stock market as many shares see a strong increase in both early-morning trading and over the past week. While the end of 2018 saw a dramatic fall in share prices only to…

Marijuana News Today There are two major headlines leading the marijuana news today: 1) the increasing warmth between Wall Street and the cannabis industry, and 2) a surge by Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) stock. Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) has become another one of the few Wall Street firms providing…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today sees another step on the path toward greater pot availability in Canada as Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, a massive Canadian retailer, is now selling cannabis online in the province of Ontario. This move, which was long in the making, will provide…