I have been investing for 6 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.
"Sometimes your whole life boils down into one insane move!" CEO, Coach, Gamer, Dad, Numbers Whiz, 20 Years trading experience. Winning Trades given to followers: KYTH at 50 GPRO at 43, AGIO at 50, AAPL at 525 presplit. Hitting Homeruns is what I do.
Started as a Trader & Analyst for a major W.S. House in 1966. Managed Hedge Fund. 48 years working on the "Street". .Will be the Devil's advocate to help you learn. Have you gone thru one or more 4 to 6 year Bear Markets??
Left the monastic life of public education after 15 years. Grew a successful real estate business through the down market, invest in real estate, swing trade, still have occasions to teach, pro bono for our local board. Think it; it will happen. :-)