The SkyNet BuyBots gave US stocks a boost at the open of trading on Wall Street today, as the on-again off-again on-again off-again on-again off-again hopes of a trade deal with China at least temporarily went back to game on. But it was all downhill from there, with stocks closing near the lows of the day. The DJIA ended down 11 points (0.1%) but the NASDAQ held on to a gain of 25 points (0.3%).

Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues.