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Molycorp ( MCP) is a rare earth company. This stock closed up 4.6% to $6.73 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $6.46-$6.87
52-Week Range: $4.70-$14.44
Tuesday's Volume: 8.04 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 6.17 million

From a technical perspective, MCP spiked notably higher here right above some near-term support at $6.37 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending modestly higher for the last month, with shares moving up from its low of $5.95 to its recent high of $6.98. During that move, shares of MCP have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. This spike on Tuesday briefly pushed shares of MCP back above its 50-day moving average of $6.75. Shares of MCP are now starting to move within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if MCP manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $6.98 to $7.13 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in MCP as long as it's trending above support at $6.37 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 6.17 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then MCP will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.73 to $8.06. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give MCP a chance to tag its next major overhead resistance level at $9.25.

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