U.S. Treasury yields rose on Thursday morning as the fourth-quarter GDP reading for the United States came in lower than expected.
The rise in yields also came as the stock market climbed broadly and after the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it was keeping its benchmark interest rate anchored near zero.
Following the conclusion of its two-day meeting, the U.S. central bank also said it was maintaining its asset purchase program, which sees it buying at $120 billion of bonds a month.
"The economy is a long way from our monetary policy and inflation goals, and it's likely to take some time for substantial further progress to be achieved," Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said at his post-meeting news conference. Policy will remain "highly accommodative as the recovery progresses," he added.
Auctions were held held Thursday for $30 billion of 4-week bills, $35 billion of 8-week bills and $62 billion of 7-year notes.
— CNBC's Patti Domm and Jeff Cox contributed to this article.