The SkyNet BuyBots took control in the overnight futures session, sending US stocks sharply higher at the open of trading on Wall Street. But the SellBots quickly moved in and put a damper on the rally. From there, stocks zigged and zagged into a mixed close. The DJIA dropped 185 points (0.6%) but the NASDAQ gained 62 points (0.5%). Gold and silver were mixed.

Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues.