On Monday, the U.S. Treasury sold $38 billion in 10-year notes. The auction led to yield of 1.68% , compared to March 10 yield of 1.523%.
Investors bid $2.36 for every $1 on offer from the Treasury, auction data showed. Foreign buyers, the data took down just under 60% of the sale.
The breakeven rate between five-year Treasury bonds and five-year inflation protected securities was 2.48% this week, down from the 2008 high of 2.5% it touched last month. But the gauge of expected inflation is still firmly ahead of the Fed's 2% inflation target.