Sleep in, if you have to. The market is closed on the first calendar day of 2007, though you may want to still set the alarm early to get a head start on the New Year's Eve revelers. There are plenty of unanswered questions as we head into a brand-spanking new year. In other words, 2007 is going to be full of opportunities for prepared and enlightened investors.
The opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange was supposed to ring for the first time in 2007 on Tuesday, but that got bumped to Wednesday as both the Nasdaq and NYSE pay tribute to the recently deceased President Ford.
So sleep in a second day if you can. If anything, take this time to reflect on the company that owns that bell that goes off at 9:30 am in New York City every trading day. Two years ago, the New York Stock Exchange was a stodgy, privately held juggernaut. Thanks to last year's merger with Archipelago Holdings, it is now the core business of NYSE Group
Feel free to pull up to your nearest Sonic
A few bigger companies, including Constellation Brands
If it's payday, Global Payments
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy .