DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) – As part of a daily routine as an active trader or investor, one should always be tracking the stocks in the market that are making the biggest percentage gains and the biggest percentage losses.

Stocks that are making large moves to the upside 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 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.

Roundy's

Roundy's (RNDY) operates as a food retailer, offering full line of food and non-food products. This stock is trading up 3.3% to $4.64 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $4.51-$4.67
52-Week Range: $2.80-$7.14
Tuesday's Volume: 59,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 380,537

From a technical perspective, RNDY is spiking higher here right above some near-term support at $4.40 and showing relative strength versus the overall market with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong over the last three months, with shares moving higher from its low of $3.21 to its recent high of $4.78. During that uptrend, shares of RNDY have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. This spike to the upside on Tuesday is now starting to push shares of RNDY within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if RNDY manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.69 to $4.78 and then above $4.96 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RNDY as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $4.40 or above its 200-day moving average at $4.11 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 380,537 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then RNDY will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.04 to $5.50, or even $5.65.

Vapor

Vapor (VPCO) designs, markets and distributes electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, e-liquids and accessories primarily in the U.S. and Canada. This stock is trading up 1.7% to $1.19 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $1.14-$1.24
52-Week Range: $1.00-$7.42
Tuesday's Volume: 144,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 199,013

From a technical perspective, VPCO is spiking modestly higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $1.12 with decent upside volume flows. This stock has been carving out a bottoming chart pattern over the last two months, with shares finding buying interest at $1, $1.01 and $1.04 a share. Following that bottom, shares of VPCO have started to spike higher above those support levels and it's now moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if VPCO manages to take out Tuesday's intraday high of $1.24 and then once it clears some key near-term overhead resistance at $1.32 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VPCO as long as it's trending above some key near-term support levels at $1.04 or at $1 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that registers near or above 199,013 shares. If that breakout begins soon, then VPCO will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $1.54 to $1.56, or even $1.75 to $2.

Xoma

Xoma (XOMA) - Get Report discovers and develops antibody-based therapeutics in the U.S., Europe and the Asia Pacific. This stock is trading up 4.8% to $3.90 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $3.70-$3.95
52-Week Range: $3.22-$6.45
Tuesday's Volume: 1.96 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 2.60 million

From a technical perspective, XOMA is ripping higher here right above its 50-day moving average of $3.64 and counter-trending versus the overall market weakness with decent upside volume flows. This spike higher on Tuesday has briefly pushed shares of XOMA into breakout territory, since the stock has flirted with some near-term overhead resistance at $3.91. Shares of XOMA are now starting to trend within range of triggering a much bigger breakout trade. That trade will hit if XOMA manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $4 to its 200-day moving average of $4.15 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in XOMA as long as it’s trending above some near-term support at $3.46 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 2.60 million shares. If that breakout begins soon, then XOMA will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at $4.33 to $4.50, or even $5.

Nxt-ID

Nxt-ID (NXTD) - Get Report, a technology company, provides various biometric solutions. This stock is trading up 9.7% to $2.81 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $2.63-$2.90
52-Week Range: $1.36-$4.70
Tuesday's Volume: 167,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 197,967

From a technical perspective, NXTD is ripping sharply higher here right off its 50-day moving average of $2.62 with decent upside volume flows. This stock has been uptrending a bit over the last few weeks, with shares moving higher from its low of $2.12 to its intraday high of $2.90. During that uptrend, shares of NXTD have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That uptrend has now pushed shares of NXTD within range of triggering a major breakout trade above some key near-term overhead resistance levels. That trade will hit if NXTD manages to take out its 200-day moving average of $2.94 to some more key overhead resistance at $3.20 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NXTD as long as it's trending above its 50-day moving average of $2.62 or above more near-term support at $2.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that registers near or above 197,967 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then NXTD will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.60 to $4, or even its 52-week high of $4.70.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in the stocks mentioned.