The Treasury auctioned $13 billion of 30-year bonds at a high yield of 3.444 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 2.69.
Bonds pared some gains on Wednesday after the U.S. government's auction of 10-year Treasury notes, the second of three debt auctions this week.
The Treasury auctioned $28 billion in three-year notes at a high yield of 0.930 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 3.41.
Prices for Treasurys fell, pressured by sale of new coupon-bearing government debt this week and a greater risk appetite after a strong jobs report.
Treasury prices fell ahead of a $62 billion sale of new coupon-bearing government debt next week.
Jonathan Beinner, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, provides his outlook on the economy as interest rates trend slowly higher and economist eye the labor market for signs of a reduction in slack.
It has now become cheaper for Ireland - despite being a major casualty of the euro zone sovereign debt crisis - to borrow money than the U.S. government.
Treasurys gained in choppy trading after the ECB cut interest rates to record lows and announced new measures meant to stimulate the region's economy.
U.S. Treasurys were steady as investors took profits from the recent rally, before Thursday's highly anticipated European Central Bank meeting.
Treasurys yields rose to their highest in three weeks as investors reset bets that yields are likely to climb after they fell to 11-month lows.
U.S. bonds fell after strong manufacturing data from China, but remained elevated compared to the lows of earlier this year.
U.S. benchmark Treasury yields moved higher on Friday, following a better-than-expected reading on Chicago business activity.
"Squawk Box" host Andrew Ross Sorkin reveals the results of the latest quarterly survey from a group of chief financial officers representing about one trillion dollars in assets. Among the opinions, a majority say the U.S. economy is modestly improving.
We've actually been short of corrections in the last year or so, says David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds, weighing in on the outlook for stocks and the overall geopolitical global scene.
Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, shares his thoughts on Thomas Piketty's best-seller, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century."
Virginie Maisonneuve, Pimco deputy CIO, explains how the current low rate, low growth environment is supportive for stocks.
Anthony Chan, Chase, and David Joy, Ameriprise Financial, share their outlook on the markets and U.S. economy. The economy is probably growing at an underlying pace close to three percent, says Joy.
Don Smith, strategist at ICAP, says Treasurys are likely to see a "sharp correction" when the Federal Reserve begins to "normalize" its monetary policy.
Treasury yields inched up from 11-month lows as data showed the economy shrank for the first time in three years in the first quarter.
Yields on global sovereign bonds may be dropping as investors pile into the asset class, but strategists are split on what to expect next.