DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- As part of your daily routine as an active trader or investor, it's important to track 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 who want to capture some of that massive volatility. Stocks that are making big-percentage moves 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.


Real Good Solar

  • Tuesday's Range: $1.29-$1.52
  • 52-Week Range: $0.60-$34.80
  • Tuesday's Volume: 835,000
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 1.02 million

Real Good Solar  (RGSE)  operates as a residential and commercial solar energy engineering, procurement and construction company in the U.S. This stock is trading up 10.6% to $1.46 in Tuesday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, Real Good Solar is ripping sharply higher here and breaking out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $1.37 to its 50-day moving average of $1.42 with strong upside volume flows. This sharp spike to the upside on Tuesday is now quickly pushing shares of Real Good Solar within range of triggering another big breakout trade. That trade will trigger if this stock manages to take out some key near-term overhead resistance at $1.60 a share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in Real Good Solar as long as it's trending above Tuesday's intraday low of $1.29 or above its 20-day moving average of $1.14 and then once it sustains a move or close above $1.60 with volume that hits near or above 1.02 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2 to $2.36, or even $2.50 a share.



CTC Media

  • Tuesday's Range: $1.65-$1.83
  • 52-Week Range: $1.56-$9.56
  • Tuesdays Volume: 375,000
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 522,494

CTC Media  (CTCM) operates as an independent media company in the Russian Federation and internationally. This stock is trading up 8.3% to $1.81 in Tuesday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, CTC Media is spiking sharply higher here back above its 20-day moving average of $1.73 with decent upside volume flows. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern, after shares found buying interest at $1.56 to $1.59 a share. Following that potential bottom, shares of CTC Media have started to rip higher and it's now quickly moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will trigger if this stock manages to take out some key near-term overhead resistance levels at its 50-day moving average of $1.83 to $1.88 with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in CTC Media as long as it's trending above Tuesday's intraday low of $1.65 or above those recent double bottom support levels and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 522,494 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $2.08 to $2.25, or even $2.50 a share.


Stone Energy

  • Tuesday's Range: $5.54-$5.88
  • 52-Week Range: $3.74-$32.85
  • Tuesday's Volume: 681,000
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 1.86 million

Stone Energy  (SGY) , an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development and operation of oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico and the Appalachia region. This stock is trading up 5.2% to $5.82 in Tuesday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, Stone Energy is ripping higher here with decent upside volume flows. This strong move to the upside on Tuesday has now pushed shares of Stone Energy into breakout territory, since the stock has cleared some key near-term overhead resistance at $5.59. That move is now starting to push this stock within range of triggering a much bigger breakout trade above some key near-term overhead resistance levels. That breakout will trigger if shares of Stone Energy manage to take out some key overhead resistance levels at $6 to around $6.50 and then above its 50-day moving average of $6.67 a share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in Stone Energy as long as it's trending above Tuesday's intraday low of $5.54 or above its 20-day moving average of $4.97 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.86 million shares. If that breakout gets started soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $7.71 to $8, or even $9 a share.

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

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