The dollar hovered around 10-month highs ahead of U.S. jobs data on Friday, the end of a third strong week which has hinted at an end to a year of chronically low volatility, low volumes and low trading returns.
Dollar bulls took a breather going into one of the most-watched piece of economic data, U.S. nonfarm payrolls.Although the data fell short of expectations, the greenback held near its peaks.
The dollar index was up marginally near 81.50, within view of a 10-1/2 month peak of 81.573. It has gained just over 2 percent so far this month.
The euro was flat near $1.34. It has fallen six full cents since early May, but proved more resilient on Thursday to another batch of upbeat U.S. data, which briefly sent U.S. Treasury yields to more than 2.6 percent. Against the yen, the dollar gained marginally near 103 yen, also just below a four-month high of 103.15 yen struck on Wednesday.