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

The Death of Yahoo Stock Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) is dead, long live Altaba! As the deal between Yahoo and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) to sell off the tech company Yahoo's core business to the wireless giant Verizon finalizes, what's remaining after Verizon has picked the choicest bits will…

Yahoo Stock Up After SEC Filings  Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is curbing its board to five seats as a result of the proposed sale to Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), with several board members—including CEO Marissa Mayer—stepping down. Yahoo stock was up one percent in after-hours trading following the US. Securities and…

ETRM Stock Shows No Signs of Slowing Down  EnteroMedics Inc (NASDAQ:ETRM) is yet again on another meteoric rise. ETRM stock ballooned by over 100% last week, and now the stock continues its upward momentum, by rising over 100% by late-afternoon trading on Monday. The pharmaceutical company is being juiced…

NVDA Stock Gets a Lift from Audi, CES, and Analysts  NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) saw its NVDA stock rise 3.3% by early afternoon trading on Monday, following a round of upgrades and increased price targets after a strong showing at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017). NVDA stock has…

Big Stocks 2017 With 2016 now firmly in the rearview mirror, 2017 promises to be an exciting year for investors. Between a new administration taking power in the White House in January with a proven track record of being able to sway the market with nothing but a…

What's Next for GoPro Stock? GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) had a pretty dismal 2016. The company shaved about 50% off its share value and at the beginning of 2017, that trend looks to be continuing. GoPro stock fell 3.5% by early afternoon trading on Friday. The question for investors…

TEVA Stock Could Be in Trouble Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:TEVA) saw its TEVA stock plunge 5.5% after the company issued an update on its 2017 fiscal year earnings guidance on Friday morning. The company provided a lower-than-expected earnings-per-share guidance at $4.90–$5.30 for the year, which is…

Bitcoin Price Can Triple, Some Experts Believe Bitcoin entrepreneur Vinny Lingham has made a rather bold prediction: that the Bitcoin price (BTC price) will rise to the $3,000 range later this year and then become a true powerhouse. In contrast to that daring and rosy picture, Lingham views trading…

BTC Price Could Fall Further If It Fails in This Key Area  Bitcoin (BTC) took a steep hit on Thursday, falling 13% by early afternoon trading. But more worrisome for the long-term outlook of the BTC price is that some are denouncing the currency as underperforming in one…

ETRM Stock Goes Wild EnteroMedics Inc (NASDAQ:ETRM) saw its stock climb by 106% on Thursday after the company's treatment for obesity, metabolic diseases, and other gastrointestinal disorders was implanted at two additional institutes, creating a surge in ETRM stock. Called "vBloc" neurometabolic therapy, EnteroMedics flagship treatment's expansion announced on…

Bitcoin Price Flashback It may be 2017, but for Bitcoin (BTC) investors, it's looking a lot like 2013. That's when the Bitcoin price reached its all-time high then promptly crashed, collapsing by nearly 50% within a month. Thursday's fall is a sight less calamitous, but the cryptocurrency did…

The Gigafactory Is Online and Boosts Tesla Stock  Wednesday marked a huge achievement in the Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) plan for turning the world onto green energy, as the company has officially begun production at its "Gigafactory," coinciding with an over-four-percent uptick in Tesla stock on that day. The Gigafactory,…

Growing Marijuana Stocks Face Another Hurdle The use of pesticides on certain medicinal marijuana lots caused Organigram Holdings Inc (CVE:OGI) to voluntarily recall some of its products, forcing a five-percent dip in OGI stock on Tuesday. But with 2017 set to herald a new age for marijuana stocks as Canada…

Tesla Stock Hurt After Missing Delivery Estimates Tesla stock dropped nearly two percent in after-hours trading after Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced that it had failed to meet its fourth-quarter and full-year delivery estimates. Tesla stock took the hit as the company finished the year with 76,230 cars…

Bitcoin (BTC) Is on the Rise The Bitcoin price (BTC price) has recently hit the $1,000 level, a threshold that the cryptocurrency hasn't been near since late 2013. The Bitcoin price rose nearly 130% in 2016, spurred on by political instability in several countries and the devaluation of…

Solar Power Breaks Records in 2016 The year is 2030 and the green tech revolution is over. That is to say, clean energy won. Coal is dead and solar panels adorn rooftops and fields across the globe, from Shanghai to Lima. While that prediction might be a tad…

Will China Push Bitcoin Price Over $1,000? China has had quite the 2016. Between being a large target of much of the animus in President-elect Donald Trump's election campaign, and the country's struggles with its currency, the yuan, all has not been quiet on the Eastern Front, financially…

What's Ailing OPK Stock? Opko Health Inc. (NASDAQ:OPK) was down 18.5% by early afternoon trading on Friday as the company announced that its weekly injection to treat growth hormone deficiency failed to do so compared with a placebo in a late-stage trial, which propagated the OPK stock blowout.…

What Happened to CEMP Stock? Cempra Inc (NASDAQ:CEMP) fell 56% by Thursday afternoon after Cempra's new drug application for its pneumonia medicine was rejected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The news of the rejection of Solithromycin, an oral and intravenous pneumonia treatment, sent CEMP stock…

AMD Stock Takes Damage, but Finishes 2016 Strong Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) fell more than one percent on Thursday, adding to a near six percent decline since Wednesday trading as booming chipmaker companies—including AMD stock—take hits over their future prospects going into the new year. Along with NVIDIA Corporation…