Celebrities are often chosen for this role in order to increase media coverage and bring some optimism to the trading session. However, there have been some strange guests who have opened the stock market, such as the entire cast of Jersey Shore and Mr. Potato Head. Dogs, Annie, Darth Vader and his storm troopers have also been given this honor. With the rise of technology, some of the best financial apps have also been given the honor of opening the stock market.
It is certainly an honor to be selected to open the stock market. It is a role that is steeped in history and carries with it a great deal of prestige.