I recently signed up for an investing competition at my school. The competition grants each competitor $1,000,000.00 (of virtual money), where we will be able to buy/sell any stock listed on the AMEX, NASDAQ, NYSE & OTC-BB. The competition lasts 4 months (starting December 7th), and the competitor with the highest returns by April 1st, 2016, wins.
Now, I consider myself a value investor (I have read the Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, and I am a big fan of Warren Buffett). However, it seems to me that value investing is only appropriate for long term investing (i.e., 10 years or more). So, I am thinking that I am going to have to be using some other form of investing, and, unfortunately, I am not quite familiar with any other methods.
Does anyone have any suggestions/methods on how to get the highest return possible within 4 months by investing in stocks on the AMEX, NASDAQ, NYSE & OTC-BB?
(Just so you know, first place wins $3000, second wins $1000, and third is $500. Also, orders can be placed both long and short, but no leverage or options trading will be allowed.)