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 Market Fears Prudent investors are always on the lookout for situations or events that could benefit their portfolios—or harm them. When it comes to the marijuana market and pot stocks, it's especially prudent to pay attention to the news and legal progress, as it often has an…

Pot Stocks Rebound, Then Give It All Back For investors playing the marijuana market, everyone is watching for the industry-wide correction to abate and be replaced by a rally. If the rally is even half as good as the run-up to 2018, we're talking massive double-digit gains in…

MEDFF Stock Falls Despite German Partnership I have long maintained that marijuana companies that maintain an international focus will be the most successful in the long run. It's strange, then, that MedReleaf Corp (OTCMKTS:MEDFF, TSE:LEAF) recently saw the price of MEDFF stock fall after the company announced a…

TerrAscend Stock Forecast Even amidst an industry-wide downturn, there are still a good many marijuana stocks that are bringing in the types of gains that investors dream of. One such stock, TerrAscend Corp (OTCMKTS:TRSSF, CNSX:TER) just came in with a 50% increase in March while other pot stocks…

Aphria Stock Forecast One of the most impressive companies when I first began reporting on the marijuana industry was Aphria Inc (OTCMKTS:APHQF, TSE:APH). The company was nimble enough to see huge gains without being so small as to be at risk of disappearing. And yet, 2018 has not…

Can Namaste Stock Recover? During this massive marijuana correction that has swept over the industry, we're seeing a lot of companies that were once serious gainers lose a ton of value. Pot stocks that were once flying high with double- and triple-digit gains are now struggling to rise…

GW Pharmaceuticals Stock Price In the world of pharmaceuticals, patents are one of the most critical aspects to a company's stock forecast. Being able to pass clinical trials and obtain patents can  make or break a company's share value overnight. GW Pharmaceuticals PLC - ADR (NASDAQ:GWPH) is heavily invested…

Pot Stock Correction It's not exactly news that 2018 has been a rather dismal year for pot stocks. Anyone who has been paying attention has seen a large number of prominent marijuana company stocks either stagnate or, in some cases, drop by as much as half their value…

Marijuana Stock Shorts If a company is being shorted, that's almost always a bad sign. Of course, sometimes the ones doing the shorting get it all wrong, but you generally don't want to see too many people betting on a company to lose value. With that in mind,…

Why Marijuana Stocks Are Crashing Here we are, already a quarter of the way through 2018, and legal marijuana stocks still haven't had the major breakout that cannabis bulls have been waiting for. Since mid-January, many investors have been left asking why marijuana stocks are dropping. The answer…

Marijuana Penny Stocks: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Marijuana penny stocks are plentiful in the market and have proven to be some of the better picks around. From the higher-end penny stocks like Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF, TSE:ACB), which was a mere $2.00 when I first began…

Is CRON Stock Overvalued? One of the hands-down strongest performers this year in the marijuana market has been Cronos Group Inc (NASDAQ:CRON). While other marijuana stocks have struggled during the marijuana industry downturn, CRON stock has been able to eke out double-digit gains. But did this strong Canadian marijuana…

Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) Market Size When it comes to the marijuana market, it's easy to lose sight of all the ancillary industries that crop up outside the scope of pot. For instance, cannabidiol (CBD), a primary extract from the cannabis plant—and the oil derived from the chemical—are part…

Canopy Growth Stock Jumps After Canadian Senate Marijuana Vote  Few industries are as reliant on the news and on government policies as marijuana. With laws that need to be sorted out for marijuana's transition from illicit drug to legal product, it only makes sense that stocks would ebb…

U.S. Marijuana Legalization In one of the more unexpected moves last week, Congress came out in defense of U.S. marijuana laws in its budget proposal. The move was a huge win for U.S. marijuana legalization and shows that while the federal government may not be the marijuana industry's…

Recreational Marijuana Stocks in Canada Earlier, we covered how the push for recreational marijuana legislation had been delayed by a concerted effort on the part of the Conservative Party, the political opposition to the Liberal Party, which currently sits in power in Canada. But last week, we saw…

Is Recreational Marijuana Legal in Florida? For those of you who are asking the question "Is recreational marijuana legal in Florida?" because of a recent report you may have seen, I have some bad news. That report was fake news. Yes, even the marijuana industry is not impervious…

Is CRON Stock Good for the Long Term? Few companies have been such a consistent generator of buzz like Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CRON). Between being the first Canadian company to attain a U.S. Nasdaq listing and its joint venture with MedMen Enterprises, CRON stock has been on a…

Marijuana Stocks for U.S. Investors The marijuana game heavily favors Canada at the moment. With a weed-friendly government pushing through legislation to legalize recreational use, there is simply no other developed nation on earth that is taking such a positive stance on marijuana right now. That’s why Canadian…