Following three straight where US stocks got smashed, bashed and trashed, the SkyNet BuyBots finally jumped in and  took control in the overnight futures, sending US stocks sharply higher at the open of trading. From there, stocks zigged and zagged to close a bit off the highs of the day. The DJIA recovered 439 points (1.6%) and the NASDAQ surged 294  points (2.7%). Gold and silver continued to consolidate recent gains.

Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues.