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.

Inventure Foods

  • Tuesday's Range: $6.93-$7.34
  • 52-Week Range: $6.57-$13.08
  • Tuesday's Volume: 237,000
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 206,008

Inventure Foods  (SNAK)  manufactures and markets healthy/natural and indulgent specialty snack food products in the U.S. and internationally. This stock traded up 4.1% to $ in Tuesday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, Inventure Foods ripped higher right above some near-term support at $6.86 a share and back above its 20-day moving average of $7.08 a share with above-average volume flows. This high-volume spike to the upside is now quickly pushing shares of Inventure Foods within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade above some key overhead resistance levels. That trade will trigger if this stock manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.44 to its 50-day moving average of $7.68 a share and then above more resistance at $7.85 a share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in Inventure Foods as long as it's trending above some near-term support levels at $6.86 or at $6.75 a share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 206,008 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.04 to around $9 a share.

Chimerix

  • Tuesday's Range: $6.90-$7.42
  • 52-Week Range: $6.43-$58.04
  • Tuesdays Volume: 14.07 million
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 766,389

Chimerix  (CMRX) , a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops and commercializes oral antivirals to address unmet medical needs in the U.S. This stock traded up 11.3% to $7.37 in Tuesday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, Chimerix ripped sharply higher right above its new 52-week low of $6.43 a share with monster upside volume flows. This stock recently gapped-down sharply lower from around $37 a share to that $6.43 low with massive downside volume. That massive plunge has now pushed shares of Chimerix into oversold territory, since its current relative strength index reading is just 11.4. Oversold can always get more oversold, but it's also an area where a stock a can make a powerful bounce higher from. That bounce has already started and shares of Chimerix are now quickly moving within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will trigger if this stock manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance levels at Tuesday's intraday high of $7.42 to its gap-down-day high of $7.90 a share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in Chimerix as long as it's trending above Tuesday's intraday low of $6.90 or above that new 52-week low of $6.43 a share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 766,389 shares. If that breakout fires off soon, then this stock will set up to re-fill some of its recent gap-down-day zone that started near $37 a share.

Chesapeake Energy

  • Tuesday's Range: $4.12-$4.58
  • 52-Week Range: $3.56-$21.49
  • Tuesday's Volume: 28.26 million
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 21.78 million

Chesapeake Energy  (CHK)  produces oil and natural gas through acquisition, exploration and development of from underground reservoirs in the U.S. This stock traded up 12.5% to $4.58 in Tuesday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, Chesapeake Energy ripped sharply higher on Tuesday right above some near-term support at $4 a share and back above its 20-day moving average of $4.36 a share with strong upside volume flows. This high-volume move to the upside is now quickly pushing shares of Chesapeake Energy within range of triggering a major breakout trade above some near-term overhead resistance levels. That breakout will trigger if this stock manages to clear some key near-term resistance levels at $4.60 to $4.67 a share and then above the psychologically important $5 a share level with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in Chesapeake Energy as long as it's trending above some near-term support levels at $4 or at $3.93 a share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 21.78 million shares. If that breakout develops soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.71 to its 50-day moving average of $5.76, or even $6 to $6.50 a share.

Exact Sciences

  • Tuesday's Range: $9.46-$9.96
  • 52-Week Range: $6.79-$32.85
  • Tuesday's Volume: 2.67 million
  • Three-Month Average Volume: 4.03 million

Exact Sciences  (EXAS) , a molecular diagnostics company, focuses on developing non-invasive colorectal cancer screening products. This stock traded up 2.8% to $9.82 in Tuesday's trading session.

From a technical perspective, Exact Sciences trended notably higher on Tuesday right above its 50-day moving average of $8.94 a share with decent upside volume flows. This spike to the upside is now quickly pushing shares of Exact Sciences within range of triggering a major breakout trade above some key near-term overhead resistance levels. That trade will trigger if this stock manages to take out some near-term resistance levels at $10 to $10.09 a share and then above more key resistance at $10.43 a share with high volume.

Traders should now look for long-biased trades in Exact Sciences as long as it's trending above some near-term support at $9.50 or above its 20-day moving average of $8.82 a share and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 4.03 million shares. If that breakout takes hold soon, then this stock will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance level at its gap-down-day high of $12.45 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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