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

Is Apple Stock at Risk of Fire?  In case you didn't get your smartphone explosion fix when the "Samsung Galaxy Note 7" was in circulation, have no fear: it appears that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) refuses to be outdone by its competitor, and is now offering its very own…

Is Trump Going to Kill Pharma and Valeant Stocks?  President-elect Donald Trump may not be the friend that the pharmaceutical industry had hoped for. Despite gaining in the early days following his election, the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is down three percent on Wednesday as Trump vows to reduce drug prices.…

Alere Inc (NYSE:ALR) and Alere stock are down 7.4% on Wednesday as Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) said it is looking to terminate its $8.4-billion acquisition of the diagnostics company, claiming that Alere has suffered a "substantial loss" in value since the deal was agreed upon 10 months ago. Alere stock sits at $36.85…

Why Is AMD Stock on the Rise?  Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) had quite the day Tuesday, with AMD stock rising by about nine percent after the company reportedly entered a licensing deal with fellow chip-maker, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). AMD stock got a boost as, according to Investors Business…

Is Apple Watch's Fall Going to Impact Apple Stock?  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices can usually be counted on to at the very least make waves in the market on hype alone. From "iPhones" to "iPads," Apple's product lines aren't always winners, but they are usually trendsetters with staying power…

Is ESPN Holding DIS Stock Back?  Though not exactly widely known for it, for the media powerhouse Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS), sports are a big deal. Remember that DIS stock owns ESPN, so "Friday Night Football" has a lot more in common with Mickey Mouse than you would think on…

Are Amazon Stores About to Disrupt the Grocery Industry?  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a company known as one of the progenitors of the online shopping revolution is now looking to an altogether more traditional business to challenge: grocery stores. The new "Amazon Store," set to open in Seattle in early 2017,…

Why Were Canopy Growth and Marijuana Stock Down?  Canopy Growth Corp (CVE:CGC, TSE:CGC) is starting off the week on a down note, this time falling by almost five percent after it announced today that it has sold $60.0 million worth of stock to a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities…

Should You Be Bearish on Best Buy Stock?  Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) hit a new five-year high today, but that wasn't the only thing breaking records: shorting on Best Buy stock shot up more than it has in nearly a decade. As reported by Matthew Unterman, a director…

Will the Tesla Model 3 Hit Its Price Range?  Elon Musk had a bit of a rough last week. First, there's the fact that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock fell over seven percent last week. On top of that, there are those who are predicting that President-elect Donald Trump…

Some investors are worried that NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has hit its peak after its huge gains in 2016, due to an announcement by Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) that it may sign up with other chipset providers for "Amazon Web Services" (AMS). Other analysts remain bullish on Nvidia stock, not seeing these…

Will Trump Hurt Tesla Stock in 2017?  Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock is up nearly three percent on Monday as 2016 nears its end. What has otherwise been a year of generally good news for the green tech company hasn't exactly been fantastic for Tesla stock; it's down 22% since the…

As the winter months are upon us, those in the north are probably wishing they were somewhere that wasn't about to freeze over and be buried in tons of snow. For Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) management, I guess they figured that Spain would be a sunny enough getaway, as…

Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) stock is up 16% today as sources reveal to CNBC that the company is not only open to sell but is engaged with Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) specifically, after having rejected bids from the satellite radio company to acquire the music streaming service back…

What Are SolarCity's Plans in Florida?  Elon Musk and SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY) are looking to expand in Central Florida following the presidential election-day defeat of a state amendment that critics feared would have stifled solar energy expansion in the state. The amendment would have limited the ability to allow…

Is NVDA Stock Downtrending?  Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) fell by about six percent as of this article’s writing on Thursday, which is a departure from what has been a great year for the computer chip-maker. As reported earlier, both Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) and Nvidia have shown impressive gains…

What's Happening to AMD?   Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) was down by about six percent on Thursday, a departure from what otherwise has been a stellar year for computer chip-makers. AMD stock has had a fantastic 2016, up 192% since the beginning of the year. There hasn't been…

Is Canopy Growth About to Become a Mega Marijuana Stock Company?  Canopy Growth Corp (CVE:CGC, TSE:CGC), Canada's largest public medical marijuana company, may get even bigger. Canopy Growth has offered $430.0 million to acquire Toronto-based Mettrum Health Corp (CVE:MT), which would form a dominant pot company servicing nearly half of…

Is This Marijuana Stock the Next Big Thing?  ICC International Cannabis Corp (CVE:ICC) is letting the good times roll, as the new pot producer sees a 356% surge in its marijuana stock value. ICC is a relative newcomer to the Canadian TSX Venture market but, since its debut…

Why is Amazon Stock Falling?  Despite having what it touted as its best Cyber Monday sales traffic ever, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Amazon stock still took a hit as investors were concerned over the company's large discounts. Falling about 1.5% on Wednesday, Amazon stock has faced a rather disappointing November,…