WINDERMERE, Fla. (Stockpickr) -- There isn't a day that goes by on Wall Street when certain stocks trading near or under $10 a share don't experience massive spikes higher. Traders savvy enough to follow the low-priced names and trade them with discipline and sound risk management are banking ridiculous coin on a regular basis.Just take a look at some of the hot movers today in the under-$10 arena, including Pansoft ( PSOF), ripping higher by over 50%; Idenix Pharmaceuticals ( IDIX), soaring over 30%; Smith Micro Software ( SMSI), adding over 15%; and Achillion Pharmaceuticals ( ACHN), up over 14%. You don't even have to catch the entire move in lower-priced stocks such as these to make outsized returns when trading. >>5 Large-Cap Stocks That Could Pop in 2012 I'm not as eager to recommend investing long-term in stocks that trade less than $10 a share because these names can be very speculative, and the odds for picking the long-term winners aren't great. But I definitely love to trade stocks that are priced below $10. I like to view them as a trading vehicle with lots of volatility and lots of upside when the trade is timed right. When I trade under-$10 names, I do it almost entirely based off of the charts and technical analysis. I also like to find under-$10 names with a catalyst, but that's secondary to the chart and volume patterns.
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