I have been investing for 8 years now by myself. I have chosen many stocks that have the potential to be bought out, taken over, and or the acquirer. I look for dividend payers, and also growth stocks.
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.