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

Snapchat IPO: The Biggest IPO of 2017?  Last year was terrible for tech initial public offerings (IPOs). Only 26 tech stocks went public on U.S. exchanges in 2016, and they only managed to raise $4.3 billion, the lowest numbers in both categories since the Great Recession. This has…

Amazon Stock Takes a Beating Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) fell in after-hours trading as the company missed on its earnings report, dropping Amazon stock by 4.5%. The company registered a higher-than-expected earnings per share at $1.54 against the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.35, but fell short in revenue.…

AAPL Stock Soars as Apple Beats Expectations Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock rose three percent in after-hours trading as the earnings report beat Wall Street expectations, and Apple registered its first "iPhone" sales growth in a year. Apple stock registered $78.4 billion in revenue, up three percent year-over-year, beating expectations of $77.4…

Twitter Stock Might Be Back on Track Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) stock had a rough 2016, declining almost 30% over the year and being the constant subject of rumors about potential buyouts and mergers. But the fortunes of the social media giant might be turning around, at least if you…

DRYS Stock Jumps 40% on the Back of Equity Investment DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) was dead in the water, so to speak, or at least seemed so just a short week ago when news broke about the company's alleged misleading of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). But…

GPRO Stock Is Surging Following a ringing endorsement of its drone business from an analyst, GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) is on the rise, with GPRO stock up almost eight percent as of late-morning trading on Tuesday. Pacific Crest Securities analyst Brad Erickson raised estimates for GPRO stock's drone shipments up…

DRYS Stock Smashed by Alleged Lies to SEC In what is becoming almost routine for DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), DRYS stock is on a wild ride again, down over 16% as of late-morning trading on Tuesday. This time it is due to the company being accused of lying to the…

ETRM Stock on the Rise EnteroMedics Inc (NASDAQ:ETRM) is not a stock for the faint of heart. The share prices of ETRM stock are back on top, rising by nearly 10% by the opening bell on Monday, continuing the recent spate of ups and downs in EnteroMedics stock. There…

Is the Stock Market Open on Presidential Inauguration Day? A new day, a new president. As always, inauguration day for the next United States president will be a momentous occasion, not only for the country itself, but for the world. And, of course, by extension, the stock markets.…

NFLX Stock Bolstered by Q4 Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) jumped over eight percent in after-hours trading as the fourth-quarter earnings report came in beating analysts' expectations, driving NFLX stock up. There's been a lot of buzz surrounding this week's release of the earnings report, and it was apparently for good reason.…

Shkreli (Briefly) Kills MNK Stock  Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE:MNK) took a nosedive, with MNK stock down over eight percent before recovering, following a lawsuit filed against the company over its drug price hiking, delivered by none other than "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli. Mallinckrodt is under fire for using its monopoly to…

Why APRI Stock Is Flying Right Now Apricus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APRI) saw its APRI stock soar over 140% by early afternoon trading on Wednesday as Mexico gave market approval for an erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment. Move over, "Cialis," there's a new treatment in town for ED. Or, at…

Validation and a Couple Wins for VRX Stock  Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) must be feeling some measure of validation as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has levied a $15.0 million fine at Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) for failing to disclose news of friendlier bids during a hostile takeover…

Best Tech IPOs 2017 A popular meme going around these days is celebrating 2016 as the worst year, one that will forever be looked upon in infamy and dread. But much of that ire is centered on political and humanitarian crises, while the financial markets—especially at the end of…

Will Q4 Severely Damage AMD Stock? Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) fell 6.6% by afternoon trading on Tuesday as analysts are expecting a loss in AMD stock's fourth-quarter report, due January 31. AMD stock may be down, but that certainly doesn't kill all the goodwill it acquired as…

Where Is ETRM Stock Headed Next? EnteroMedics Inc (NASDAQ:ETRM) was down almost 25% by late-morning trading on Tuesday as ETRM stock continues to be a volatile share so far in 2017. Just a few weeks ago, ETRM stock was posting multiple days of 100%-plus growth. Not exactly a…

Tesla Stock Just Scored a Big Victory Over Apple In Silicon Valley, it's a dog-eat-dog world. That's at least how Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is playing the game. Tesla stock was up two percent as of late-morning trading on Friday but, more importantly, the company just stole one of…

What's in Store for NFLX Stock? Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) was up 2.23% by late morning trading on Friday, as analysts project a strong fourth-quarter earnings report to release next week. Expect NFLX stock to see either a boost or slide as the Q4 report will be released after…

Billionaire George Soros Now Has One Less Billion  It's not every day that a person finds out that their stock trading cost them a billion dollars, but billionaire George Soros had one of those days on Thursday. Multiple news outlets reported that the billionaire George Soros, famous in…

Has BIOC Stock Topped Out?  Biocept Inc (NASDAQ:BIOC) has had a very eventful week. Following a press release on Monday announcing that the company secured an in-network provider agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, BIOC stock shot up by nearly 166% in 48 hours. But on…