Stock Quotes in this Article: IAG, LODE, PPP

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Stocks that are making large moves like these are favorites among short-term traders because they can jump into these names and try to capture some of that massive volatility. Stocks that are making big-percentage moves either up or down are usually in play because their sector is becoming attractive or they have a major fundamental catalyst such as a recent earnings release. Sometimes stocks making big moves have been hit with an analyst upgrade or an analyst downgrade.

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Regardless of the reason behind it, when a stock makes a large-percentage move, it is often just the start of a new major trend -- a trend that can lead to huge profits. If you time your trade correctly, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends, discipline and sound money management, you will be well on your way to investment success.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at a several stocks under $10 that are making large moves to the upside today.

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Iamgold

Iamgold (IAG) is a gold mining company that explores, develops and operates gold mining properties and also operates niobium mine. This stock is trading up 5.4% to $7.30 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $6.98-$7.31

52-Week Range: $6.04-$16.88

Volume: 3.05 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 5.25 million

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From a technical perspective, IAG is ripping higher here right off some near-term support at $7 with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last month, with shares moving higher from its low of $6.04 to its recent high of $7.37. During that move, shares of IAG have been mostly making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of IAG within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if IAG manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.19 to $7.37 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in IAG as long as it’s trending above some key near-term support levels at $6.88 to $7 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 5.25 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then IAG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.75 to its 50-day moving average at $8.22, or even $8.87.

Comstock Mining

Comstock Mining (LODE) is a gold and silver mining company with extensive, contiguous property in the historic Comstock and Silver City mining districts. This stock is trading up 2.5% to $2.05 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $2.02-$2.06

52-Week Range: $1.59-$3.42

Volume: 106,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 208,090

From a technical perspective, LODE is trending higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $1.97 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is starting to push shares of LODE within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if LODE manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.09 to $2.20 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in LODE as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $1.97, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 208,090 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then LODE will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at its 200-day moving average of $2.47. Any high-volume move above $2.47 will then put $2.80 to $3 into range for shares of LODE.

Primero Mining

Primero Mining (PPP) is engaged in the business of acquiring, exploring, evaluating and developing mineral property concessions in Mexico. This stock is trading up 6.4% to $6.24 in recent trading.

Today’s Range: $5.87-$6.25

52-Week Range: $2.28-$7.98

Volume: 112,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 192,962

From a technical perspective, PPP is soaring higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $6.08 with lighter-than-average volume. This move is starting to push shares of PPP within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if PPP manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $6.54 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PPP as long as it’s trending above its 50-day at $6.08, and then once it sustains a move or close above $6.54 with volume that hits near or above 192,962 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PPP will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $6.90 to $7. Any high-volume move above $6.90 to $7 will then put $7.50 to $7.82 into range for shares of PPP.

To see more stocks that are making notable moves higher today, check out the Stocks Under $10 Moving Higher portfolio on Stockpickr.

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Winderemere, Fla.


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At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned.

Roberto Pedone, based out of Windermere, Fla., is an independent trader who focuses on technical analysis for small- and large-cap stocks, options, futures, commodities and currencies. Roberto studied international business at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and he spent a year overseas studying business in Lubeck, Germany. His work has appeared on financial outlets including

CNBC.com and Forbes.com. You can follow Pedone on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zerosum24 or @zerosum24.