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

Medical Marijuana Stocks Bound for Growth The U.S. presidential election is about to kick into high gear, and one of the biggest beneficiaries of this election could be marijuana companies, especially those operating in the medical sector. Medical marijuana stocks are poised for huge growth if a pro-legalization…

Bernie Sanders Just Opened Up a Huge Opportunity for Pot Stocks It's an election year, which means that anyone who even remotely pays attention to the news is going to be inundated with constant media coverage of the horse race that politics often devolves into. Whatever your political…

Tesla Stock Teaches Important Lesson about Innovation One of the biggest surprises of the year has been, without a doubt, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). While I've long been a supporter of TSLA stock, dating way back to when I started writing at Profit Confidential in 2015, it has once again…

Canopy Growth Stock on the Rise When it comes to the marijuana stock market, one stock has typically been the bellwether: Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC). The largest marijuana stock by valuation, the performance of CGC stock typically indicates whether the market is trending up or down. It's often…

Marijuana Penny Stocks Are Dominating Penny stocks are among the most high-potential plays in the stock market. Having said that, there are fewer and fewer of these stocks around. Which makes marijuana penny stocks such exciting prospects for investors. Not only is the pot industry bound to grow…

The Fight for the European Marijuana Market One market that, for whatever reason, tends to be overlooked is the European legal cannabis market. Maybe it's due to Canada legalizing marijuana in 2018 or the U.S. becoming an increasingly pro-pot country, but we often forget just how powerful the…

Meat-Alternative Stocks Are Worth Watching For investors, there's a wealth of opportunity in the meat-alternative sector. Market research company The NPD Group, Inc wrote that 18% of Americans have been attempting to consume less meat, opening up market opportunities for meat alternatives. (Source: “Beyond Meat’s stock surges to…

2020: The Year of the Medical Marijuana Stock Something we’ve been documenting for a long while now is the slow but steady spread of medical marijuana legalization. In many parts of Europe, the entirety of Canada, and now a projected 40 states in the U.S., medical marijuana may…

Major Pot Stocks on the Rise Looking at the performance of marijuana stocks so far in 2020, we see strong gains that foretell even bigger moves in the near future. First, let's look at the current state of the cannabis industry. Last year was the first full year…

U.S. Marijuana Sales Continue to Impress Making nearly $3.2 million in sales is a good day in any business sector. What it tells investors is that there are a lot of people hungry for what that sector is selling. Illinois earning that much in sales during the state's first…

Clean Energy Stock Revolution Is Coming It's easy to forget about the success that Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has had over the past few years. Since I've been (bullishly) writing about Tesla stock (about three years), we've seen over 100% in terms of share-price growth. So far in 2020,…

U.S. Marijuana Stocks Set to Surge I've been bullish on the pot industry for years now. But I have to say that we may soon be entering the most profitable time in the industry's life cycle. That's because federal U.S. marijuana legalization is closer than it has ever…

The Trillion-Dollar Potential in 5G Stocks  Investors often perk up when they hear the word "billions" in relation to market cap. But that's very 2019. This next decade, we need to keep our ears trained for the word "trillion." And that's where 5G comes in. 5G stocks could…

What the Market Is Telling Us About Tech IPOs One of the most lucrative investments you can ever make is picking the right company from day one. Being in on the ground floor has made many investors into millionaires over the years. It's a simple equation, after all:…

The Streaming Stock Wars Are About Content Something that many of the newcomer video streaming services have learned is that, in this world, content is still king. In that regard, old stalwarts of the industry remain on top. Shares of Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) gained about 23% in 2019,…