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 We've all heard of the black market, but in the marijuana news today, let's take a closer look at an equally pernicious (at least as far as pot stocks are concerned) parallel marketplace: the gray market. The difference between the marijuana gray market and black…

Marijuana News Today In the marijuana news today is a case study in one of the industry's biggest fears: oversaturation. Oversaturation is linked, you see, to that other bad "over" word: overvaluation. The marijuana news today tells of a marijuana logjam in Oregon. The state is one of…

OrganiGram vs. CannTrust Stock One of the most exciting subsectors of the marijuana market is cannabis oil. The extract has become one of the most popular ways to indulge in the drug, with many preferring the oil to smoking or edibles. Companies operating in the cannabis oil sector,…

CGC Stock Forecast Whenever a Canadian marijuana stock lists on a major U.S. stock exchange, the market tends to take notice. After all, only two companies have done so, making it a very rare occurrence. Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) recently became the second Canadian marijuana company to list on…

Marijuana Short Sellers The marijuana industry draws a lot of passionate people—on both sides. For pot stock bulls, they swear by the massive gains seen in the industry over the past few years. For naysayers, they point to overvaluation and hype. One particular group I'd like to focus…

Marijuana Forecast With May nearly behind us, 2018 continues to truck on, and here we are with another marijuana forecast. Looking ahead to June, what does the marijuana forecast hold for pot bulls? Well, it's a bit of a mixed bag. I've long held that this will be…

Marijuana News Today In the marijuana news today is MedMen Enterprises and its move to go public, listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). This makes MedMen one of the few American companies to attain a public stock listing outside the over-the-counter (OTC) markets. We've long talked about…

Marijuana Market Vulnerable? The legal marijuana market has largely been insulated from outside political influences, largely reacting to direct political action on marijuana. Whether in the U.S., Canada, the EU, or anywhere else in the world, most of the political news that has impacted the marijuana market came…

Marijuana Justice Act U.S. weed legalization has never been closer. That's not opinion, that's fact. Want proof? Read up on the Marijuana Justice Act. The act was first introduced by Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) last year, but has since gained a number of high-profile supporters. (Source: “Kamala Harris…

Marijuana News Today A recurring trend we've seen rears its ugly head again in the marijuana news today as the Ohio marijuana legalization process faces delays. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy was supposed to announce on Wednesday which applicants would be approved to operate medical marijuana dispensaries, but…

Marijuana News Today To carry on with a recent trend, the marijuana news today is once again coming out of the United States. This time, we're taken to New Jersey, where pot shortages are showing just how desperate some parts of the U.S. are for legal marijuana expansion.…

The Aurora-MedReleaf Acquisition Hitch When the Aurora-MedReleaf acquisition was first rumored to be happening a few weeks ago, the media was aflutter with talk of how this would shake up the pot stock market. But it seems that the rumors were able to make more of an impact…