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 In the marijuana news today we have Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY) continuing its stellar run while an increasing number of older Americans are using marijuana, indicating an expansion of the market. A study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence indicates that increasing numbers of middle-aged and…

Marijuana News Today In the marijuana news today is a bundle of stocks that are each on the rise in early-morning trading. This list includes stocks belonging to Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY), Hexo Corp (OTCMKTS:HYYDF, TSE:HEXO), and Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB). These stocks are well known to our…

Marijuana News Today The slow but steady stream of U.S. marijuana legalization continues in the marijuana news today, with an upcoming House vote on a major medical cannabis reform bill. The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 would see a new federal mandate to issue more licenses to…

Aurora Cannabis ICC Deal Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ABCFF, TSX:ACB) strikes again with another massive acquisition, this time of ICC Labs Inc. (OTCMKTS:ICCLF, CVE:ICC) in a deal valued at CA$290.0 million. The deal sees a massive change in the ICC Labs stock forecast and marks Aurora's pivot toward a…

Canadian Marijuana Market As we near the Canadian marijuana legalization date of October 17, one of the hottest trends among pot stocks is nailing down supply agreements with provincial governments. Since marijuana will largely be regulated on the provincial level, signing deals with provincial governments is a surefire…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today is another milestone for the industry, with Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTCMKTS:HMLSF, TSE:HMMJ) having become the first marijuana exchange-traded fund (ETF) to reach $1.0 billion in managed assets. “When we launched HMMJ in April of 2017, we knew there…

Marijuana News Today Normally in these marijuana news today columns, I like to examine an industrywide trend that's taking place, usually on the political or economic side. Today, however, we're seeing a ton of breaking news stories across multiple pot stocks, so we're going to dive deeper into…

TLRY Stock Forecast: Positives Few companies are producing headlines in the industry quite like Tilray Inc (NASDAQ:TLRY). The first-ever marijuana stock initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq continues to impress with its growth, but some are asking if it is sustainable in the long term. While the TLRY…

Marijuana News Today With the recent boom we've seen in pot stocks, the marijuana news today details how Wall Street has never been more interested in getting involved in marijuana than it is today. One thing that every nascent industry needs is a large injection of capital in…