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

Netflix Stock Price In the modern era of tech wars, one front is heating up: streaming. Now that programs have the ability to become truly global successes due to the accessibility through the Internet, shows have come to define culture in a way that was previously unheard of.…

Apple WWDC 2017 Could Be Huge Doubt the power of an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) conference at your own peril. The fervent support of Apple-lovers is a singular phenomenon in the tech world, nearly unrivaled by devotees to any other brand. Remember the power that the late Steve Jobs…

Medical Marijuana Stocks to Watch in 2017 The medical marijuana business is set to explode. The drug has seen a global easing of restrictions, with many countries warming to the idea that cannabis can be used for more than just a good time. As such, identifying the best…

Most Overvalued Stocks Investors are usually on the lookout for the most undervalued stocks, wanting to get ahead of the market and be there when the company strikes gold—especially in the tech sector, where dramatic shifts are commonplace. But it's equally important to avoid the most overvalued tech…

Windows Surface Studio Impacts MSFT vs. AAPL Stock Battle One of the oldest and most heated rivalries in the tech world is about to add a whole new chapter. The Great Flame Wars of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has had a healthy amount of fuel dumped all over it,…

Should You Invest in Top Gaming Companies? Gaming has become one of the world's most popular pastimes, and money is flowing into the industry at an impressive clip. Opportunities abound to take advantage of the burgeoning medium, and the stock market is full of great tickers that represent…

Top Marijuana Companies 2017 Looking for marijuana companies with high returns has become something of a craze in the market. After all, in 2016 we witnessed some huge growth in weed companies, some in the vicinity of 300% and above. Investors high on the pot market are looking…

Who Got Rich from the Snap IPO in 2017? The first big tech initial public offering (IPO) domino in 2017 has fallen: Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) is public. The Snap IPO in 2017 was one of the most anticipated events of the year, and it could very well be the largest tech…

Marijuana Stocks to Buy  It doesn't look like U.S. President Donald Trump will be attending galas with Cheech and Chong anytime soon. President Trump and members of his administration, like Jeff Sessions and Sean Spicer, have been generally negative on weed legalization. Having the federal government go against you…

Amgen Stock - The Best Biotech Stock 2017? The biotech industry is one of the more lucrative–if volatile–sectors around for heady investors. With so much depending on government regulation, competition, and public opinion, there's a lot of room to make big gains in the biotech industry, and a…

Tesla Stock Predictions There are few stocks out there as intriguing as Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). The green tech company with a penchant for innovation has been an intriguing share ever since it made its way to the public market. TSLA stock predictions have been difficult to make as evidenced…

How to Invest in Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. Hitting it big with the fastest growing stocks in 2017 is the goal of any investors looking to make exponential gains. Some stocks are known for dividends, others for stability, and others still for long-term projections. But we're…

High Dividend Tech Stocks for 2017 A dividend yield is guaranteed money in your pocket, a payout for loyal supporters of a stock unlikely to see massive gains or falls in the near future. But what makes high dividend tech stocks for 2017 even better is that despite…

Gold vs Bitcoin 2017 Bitcoin prices have officially outpaced gold prices per ounce for the first time in the currency's history. With the bitcoin price in 2017 trading above gold prices, you have a day that cryptocurrency lovers have longed for and bullion bulls have long feared. Indeed,…

Best Tech Stocks Right Now for 2017 So far, 2017 has been a kind year to tech stocks. While some analysts feared that the chasm between U.S. President Donald Trump and the typically left-leaning Silicon Valley would create tension and perhaps damage tech shares, the opposite has proven true…

Is SNAP Stock Overvalued? Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) had quite the wild ride when it first opened to the public. The SNAP IPO price per share was pegged to open at $17.00, but quickly shot up by 41.2% when shares began trading. Glowing after a solid first day on the open…

Snap Stock Forecast  Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP), long seen as the first big initial public offering (IPO) domino to drop in 2017, is now public. The SNAP stock price opened at $17.00, but quickly rose by 41.2% at the open, closing on its first day above $24.00 per share. So…

Will Uber IPO in 2017? When it comes to public relations, you really can't do much worse than Uber Technologies Inc. The Uber valuation, ahead of its eventual initial public offering (IPO), now sits at a monstrous $66.0 billion, while the Uber IPO date is still very much in the…

Stocks to Watch Under the Trump Presidency American society is in for a change of pace as the administration of President Donald J. Trump continues to pick up steam. And as we all know, the political side can often translate into massive impacts on the economic side. It's hardly…

Best Tech Stocks in the Dow Index The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has eclipsed $20,000.00. What investors and analysts alike hungrily awaited followed soon after the beginning of the new year, driving expectations sky-high for 2017. The index continues to hit all-time bests, and this makes it one…