U.S. sovereign bonds traded lower on Wednesday, with investors focused on this month's central bank meetings.
The benchmark 10-year Treasury note yielded 2.1797 percent, higher than Tuesday's close of 2.157 percent. Bond prices move inversely to yields.
The 30-year bond yielded 2.9050 percent, up from the close of 2.919 percent.
Yields held higher after comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who said the U.S. economy has made progress but noted that data could still sway the central bank's rate decision this month. Separately on Wednesday, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said he preferred to hike rates sooner rather than later.
They also remained higher after the release of the Fed's Beige Book, which said economic activity has improved modestly in most regions.