The US dollar advanced against majors, especially the euro, ahead of tomorrow's awaited non farm payrolls report which is expected to increase for the third month, marking the improvement in the US labor market.
Yesterday, Company employers added 297,000 in December from 92,000 increased in November; today initial jobless claims rose to 409 thousands from the revised 391 thousands while continuing claims retreated to 4103 thousands from 4150 thousands.
The dollar index, which tracks the dollar movements versus basket of major currencies, rose to a high of 80.77 from the day's opening at 80.22.
Concerning the euro-dollar pair, it fell for the third day to trade at 1.3016 after the breach of support at 1.3120.
Meanwhile, the euro is facing downside pressure due to the mounting debt concerns, ahead of 3q GDP data released tomorrow and January's rate decision next week.
Today, European confidence showed progress for the seventh month and German factory orders advanced, but retail sales dropped.
So far, the pair has recorded a high of 1.3170 and a low of 1.3008, while the trading range for today is among the key support at 1.2965 and the key resistance at 1.3300.
Moving to the royal pair, it dropped on the daily basis where it is currently trading at 1.5477 after recording a high of 1.5562 and a low of 1.5462.
Data released today from the UK showed that PMI services fell to 49.7 in December from 53.0 the prior month.
The trading range for today is among the key support at 1.5345 and the key resistance at 1.5665.
With regard to the dollar-yen pair, it slid on the daily charts after rising for three days while showing slight advance on the 4-hour charts.
The pair is currently trading at 83.07 while it recorded a high of 83.38 and a low of 82.86, whereas the trading range for today is among the key support at 81.05 and the key resistance at 84.25.