US stocks got smashed, bashed and trashed again as the SkyNet SellBots took control in the overnight futures, sending US stocks sharply lower at the open of trading. The plunge continued until precisely 10:45 AM (“funny how that happens) when the BuyBots stepped in an sparked a rally into the close, cutting the day’s losses. The DJIA ended down 159 points (0.6%) and the NASDAQ got smacked for 145 points (1.3%). Gold and silver continued to consolidate recent gains.

Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues.