U.S. sovereign bond prices moved lower on Tuesday after the Treasury Department saw weak demand in a five-year note auction and as stock and oil prices rose.
The Treasury sold $35 billion in five-year notes at a high yield of 1.785 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 2.32 versus a recent average of 2.47.
Indirect bidders, which include major central banks, were awarded 52.5 percent against a recent average of 59 percent. Direct bidders, which include domestic money managers, took 11 percent versus a recent average of 7 percent.
U.S. government debt prices, which move inversely to yields, had fallen ahead of the sale. Yields rose higher after the auction.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was at 2.3085 percent, with the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond trading at 3.0392 percent.
Two-year note yields hit their highest level since April 2010 and were last trading at 1.0830 percent.
Monday saw the Treasury Department auction $26 billion in two-year notes at a high-yield of 1.056 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 2.8 versus a recent average of 3.29.