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 features a momentous occasion: the first ever marijuana initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq, Tilray, continues to climb as investors show their eagerness to get in on the booming marijuana market. The Tilray IPO on the Nasdaq saw the British…

How to Invest in Pot Stocks The marijuana industry is one of the most exciting ones around in 2018. Politics, drugs, an emergent industry...they all combine to create one of the most exciting—and potentially profitable—sectors around. But many people are still left asking how to invest in pot…

Canopy Stock Forecast 2019 The future of the marijuana industry is bright. While day-to-day the market may fluctuate, the overall trend is firmly pointing upward. And few marijuana stocks are better positioned to take advantage of the coming growth than Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC). The Canopy stock forecast for…

Aphria Stock Forecast Few stocks have been as disappointing in 2018 as Aphria Inc (OTCMKTS:APHQF, TSE:APH). When I first began covering the marijuana sector, Aphria was one of the best performers around, but this year, the Aphria stock forecast has been dismal. However, rumors have begun to swirl around a…

Aurora vs. Canopy Stock One of the most compelling competitions between companies involves the marijuana industry's two heaviest hitters: Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) and Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB). In the battle of Aurora vs. Canopy stock, which one will reign supreme? Let's dive in. The two companies currently top…

MedReleaf Stock There are few companies that have performed as well as MedReleaf Corp (OTCMKTS:MEDFF, TSE:LEAF) has over the past three months. While the marijuana market has, for the most part, had a good run over the past three months since the correction abated, MedReleaf has shown immense growth…

INSY Stock Forecast This Month Depending on when you bought a piece of Insys Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:INSY), INSY stock could be one of the worst performers on the year...or best. Insys news has played with the company's stock value, sending it swinging back and forth like a pendulum. The…

Marijuana News Today In the marijuana news today, we're seeing several states gear up for ballot fights that could determine the future of U.S. marijuana legalization. Meanwhile, smaller towns are pushing back in areas where the drug is already available. November is already set to see Michigan vote…

Marijuana News Today In the marijuana news today is yet another signal that the pot industry has gone mainstream. There was a new write-up in The New York Times, not just about marijuana legalization, but about investing in the sector. This is significant because it further cements what marijuana stock…

Canopy Growth South America Deal When looking at the marijuana market in 2018, it's hard to say that Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) has been anything but a winner. And the wins for CGC stock are only continuing to pile up as the company announced that it is expanding its…

Hydropothecary Earnings With Canadian marijuana legalization on the way, many companies are trying their best to expand production capacity in anticipation of the October 17 green rush. One such company, Hydropothecary Corp (OTCMKTS:HYYDF, TSE:HEXO), recently released its third-quarter earnings. The Hydropothecary earnings report had a lot to like, and the…