I trade off of support, breakout patterns, catalysts, and momentum. I will either scalp, scale in intra-day, or will build a position for days anticipating a big move. Love volume. Love under $20 stocks.
Stocks are fluid, trying to go with the flow to make some $$$.
By the time news=hot stock, the party's already over.
If a stock pops big for no reason=it's a trap. Pump and Dump.
99% of the time, rumors are unmerited and buyouts will not occur.