Stock Quotes in this Article: EXEL, QRM, TRMR

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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.

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.

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

Exelixis (EXEL), a biotechnology company, develops small molecule therapies for the treatment of cancer in the U.S. This stock closed up 2.9% to $7.38 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $7.17-$7.51

52-Week Range: $4.33-$8.41

Tuesday's Volume: 2.53 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 2.98 million

From a technical perspective, EXEL spiked notably higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $7.02 with decent upside volume. This move is quickly pushing shares of EXEL into range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if EXEL manages to take out Tuesday's high of $7.51 to some more near-term overhead resistance at $7.75 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in EXEL as long as it's trending above its 50-day at $7.02 or above more near-term support at $6.80 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 2.98 million shares. If that breakout gets underway soon, then EXEL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at its 52-week high at $8.41 to $9.

Quest Rare Minerals (QRM), an exploration stage company, engages in the identification and discovery of rare earth deposits in Canada. This stock closed up 14.4% to 59 cents per share in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $0.53-$0.61

52-Week Range: $0.39-$1.00

Thursday's Volume: 1.19 million

Three-Month Average Volume: 258,670

From a technical perspective, QRM exploded higher here back above its 200-day moving average of 58 cents per share with strong upside volume. This move also pushed shares of QRM into breakout territory, since the stock took out some key overhead resistance at 55 cents per share. Market players should now look for a continuation move higher in the short-term if QRM manages to take out Tuesday's high of 61 cents per share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in QRM as long as it's trending above Tuesday's low of 53 cents per share and then once it sustains a move or close above 61 cents per share with volume that hits near or above 258,670 shares. If we get that move soon, then QRM will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at 66 cents per share. Any high-volume move above that level will then give QRM a chance to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from last November that started near 80 cents per share.

Tremor Video (TRMR) provides technology-driven video advertising solutions for advertisers and agencies, and publisher partners in the U.S. and internationally. This stock closed up 7.3% to $4.65 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $4.36-$4.66

52-Week Range: $3.59-$11.09

Tuesday's Volume: 373,000

Three-Month Average Volume: 208,633

From a technical perspective, TRMR jumped sharply higher here with above-average volume. This spike on Tuesday is quickly pushing shares of TRMR within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if TRMR manages to take out its 50-day moving average of $4.70 and then once it clears more key near-term resistance at $5.20 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TRMR as long as it's trending above Tuesday's low of $4.36 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 208,633 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then TRMR will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level $5.84. Any high-volume move above $5.84 will then give TRMR a chance to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from last November that started at $10.51.

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

-- Written by Roberto Pedone in Delafield, Wis.


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

Roberto Pedone, based out of Delafield, Wis., 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.