Stock Quotes in this Article: NG, PVG, BDBD

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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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Boulder Brands

Boulder Brands (BDBD), a marketer of functional food products in the U.S. under the Smart Balance and Earth Balance trademarks, closed up 5% to $9.10 on Tuesday.

Tuesday's Range: $8.61-$9.26

52-Week Range: $4.90-$13.99

Volume: 953,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 866,302

From a technical perspective, BDBD bounced higher here right off some near-term support at $8.50 with above-average volume. This move is coming after the stock recently plunged badly from $13.80 to its low of $7.90. That beat-down pushed shares of BDBD into oversold territory, since its relative strength index reading dipped below 30. Shares of BDBD have now started to rebound off that $7.90 low and it’s quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if BDBD manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $9.39 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BDBD as long as it’s trending above $8.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above $9.39 with volume that hits near or above 866,302 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then BDBD will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day moving average of $11.17 to possible its 50-day moving average of $12.22.

Novagold Resources

Novagold Resources (NG) is engaged in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Alaska and British Columbia. This stock closed up 4.3% to $4.07 on Tuesday.

Tuesday's Range: $3.91-$4.14

52-Week Range: $3.61-$7.73

Volume: 2.37 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 1.77 million

From a technical perspective, NG ripped higher here right off above some near-term support at $3.85 with above-average volume. This stock has been downtrending for the last two months and change, with shares sliding lower from its high of $5.03 to its recent low of $3.85. During that move, shares of NG have been mostly making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, NG has now started to rebound off that $3.85 low, and it’s quickly moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if NG manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.20 to its 50-day moving average at $4.39 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NG as long as it’s trending above $3.85 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.77 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then NG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $4.62 to its 200-day moving average at $4.88.

Pretium Resources

Pretium Resources (PVG) is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of precious metals projects and gold resources. This stock closed up 4.6% to $7.85 on Tuesday.

Tuesday's Range: $7.58-$7.92

52-Week Range: $6.91-$17.57

Volume: 419,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 199,092

From a technical perspective, PVG bounced higher here right above some near-term support at $7.36 with above-average volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last three months and change, with shares plunging from its high of $14.46 to its 52-week low of $6.91. During that move, shares of PVG have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, the stock has now started to bounce strongly off that $6.91 low and it’s quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if PVG manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance levels at $8.30 to $8.69 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in PVG as long as it’s trending above Tuesday’s low of $7.58 or above near-term support at $7.36 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 199,092 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PVG will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $10 to its 50-day moving average at $10.51. Any high-volume move above $10.51 would then put $11 to $11.50 into range for shares of PVG.

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.