US stocks got a bit of a bounce  out of the gate but things quickly turned south. At precisely 10:00 AM EDT (“funny ” how that happens), the SkyNet took control, sending stocks sharply lower into the close. The DJIA dropped 105 points (0.4%) and the NASDAQ plunged 244 points (1.9%). Gold and silver got whacked, smacked and jacked.

Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues.