I would like to join the Expert Lounge, what are the hours that is it open?
Is there an analyst commenting for the overnight session?
The analyst directed Expert Lounge officially is open from 15 to 30 minutes prior to the Cash S&P500 open till the after the close of the cash market. Usually, the end of the day incorporates some reflection on the day and anything that may be of interest to our participants or analysts.
The community is left open in un-moderated fashion overnight. However, its important to say that we are pretty passionate about what we do here, so even though we do not cover overnight due to the lack of emotional market level trade data...analysts are often in the community because its somewhere they want to be. This work is more than a job for us, so, you should not be surprised to see us at non-cash market hours.
One note, since the overnight session is not moderated, if our standard of conduct is not followed - the overnight session will be reviewed in the morning and members may receive feedback from the analyst if there is something that needs to be addressed.