US stock index futures rebounded from earlier session lows to turn positive as the debate kicked off. By the time the debate ended, futures were trading near the highs for the day, with Dow futures adding close to 100 points. Another credible real time indicator, Google Trends, swung in favour of the former secretary of state as the debate progressed. Google said that post the debate, Clinton was more searched than Trump in every state in the US. The Mexican peso gained ground against the US dollar after being the currency worst hit by Trump’s ascent in polls amid concerns that a win for the real estate tycoon will likely lead to decreased trade between the two countries. The currency hit all-time lows against the USD as Trump gained momentum in polls, only to rally during and after the debate.