For the first time in four months, US stocks got smashed, bashed and trashed as the SkyNet SellBots kicked it into full reverse gear and unleashed a torrent of wave after wave of selling.

Stocks plunge, with the Dow dropping more than 800 points

The DJIA plunged 827 points (2.8%) and the NASDAQ gained 116 points (1.0%). Gold and silver continued to pull back.

Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues.