US stocks got bashed, trashed and smashed as the SkyNet SellBots ruled the day. Beyond a brief pop at the open of trading, it was all downhill into the close. The DJIA plunged 411 points (1.4%) and the NASDAQ tanked 192 points (1.6%). Gold and silver slipped a bit.

Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues.