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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 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.

Peabody Energy

Peabody Energy  (BTU - Get Report) is engaged in the mining of coal. This stock is trading up 4.1% to $7.77 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: 7.50-$7.83
52-Week Range: $5.91-$19.63
Tuesday's Volume: 2.33 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 12.91 million

From a technical perspective, BTU is spiking notably higher here right above some key near-term support levels at $7.32 and above its 50-day moving average of $7.25 with lighter-than-average volume. This jump to the upside on Tuesday is starting to push shares of BTU within range of triggering a major breakout trade above some key near-term overhead resistance levels. That trade will hit if BTU manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.97 to $8.23 and then above more resistance at $8.62 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in BTU as long as it's trending above its 50-day moving average of $7.25 or above more key near-term support at $6.95 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 12.91 million shares. If that breakout develops soon, then BTU will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $10 to around $11.

Vale

Vale (VALE - Get Report) is engaged in the research, production and sale of iron ore and pellets, nickel, fertilizer, copper, coal, manganese, ferroalloys, cobalt, platinum group metals and precious metals. This stock is trading up 3.7% to $7.80 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $7.54-$7.83
52-Week Range: $6.69-$15.59
Tuesday's Volume: 11.53 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 28.90 million

From a technical perspective, VALE is spiking higher here right above some near-term support at $7.42 with decent upside volume flows. This stock has been uptrending a bit over the last month, with shares moving higher from its low of $6.69 to its recent high of $8.13. During that uptrend, shares of VALE have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. This spike to the upside on Tuesday is now quickly pushing shares of VALE within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if VALE manages to take out its 50-day moving average of $7.83 and then once it clears more resistance at $8.13 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VALE as long as it's trending above some key near-term support levels at $7.42 or at $7.11 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that registers near or above 28.90 million shares. If that breakout develops soon, then VALE will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.83 to $9.55.

Nanosphere

Nanosphere  (NSPH) develops, manufactures and markets molecular diagnostic tests that can lead to earlier disease detection, optimal patient treatment and enhanced health care economics. This stock is trading up 4.9% to 29 cents per share in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $0.26-$0.31
52-Week Range: $0.22-$2.62
Tuesday's Volume: 709,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 1.88 million

From a technical perspective, NSPH is spiking higher here right above some near-term support at 25 cents per share with decent upside volume. This stock has been making higher lows over the last month, and now shares of NSPH are starting to trend within range of triggering a major breakout trade above some key near-term overhead resistance levels. That trade will hit if NSPH manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at its 50-day moving average of 32 cents per share and then once it clears more overhead resistance levels at 36 cents to 38 cents per share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in NSPH as long as it's trending above some key near-term support levels 25 cents to 23 cents per share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.88 million shares. If that breakout materializes soon, then NSPH will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at 43 cents to 48 cents per share, or even 53 cents per share.

VirnetX

VirnetX  (VHC) develops software and technology solutions for securing real-time communications over the Internet. This stock is trading up 4% to $6.69 in Tuesday's trading session.

Tuesday's Range: $6.38-$6.82
52-Week Range: $3.80-$25.49
Tuesday's Volume: 430,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 550,910

From a technical perspective, VHC is ripping higher here right above some near-term support at $6.05 with strong upside volume flows. This trend to the upside on Tuesday is now quickly pushing shares of VHC within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will trigger if VHC manages to take out some key near-term overhead resistance at $6.92 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in VHC as long as it's trending above some key near-term support at $6.05 or above its 50-day moving average of $5.41 and then once it sustains a move or close above $6.92 with volume that hits near or above 550,910. If that breakout gets set off soon, then VHC will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from last September that started at $9.

-- 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.