A day later than usual due to the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, the Treasury Department sold $36 billion worth of three-year notes on Wednesday, attracting below average demand.
The three-year note auction drew a high yield of 2.989 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.56.
Last month, the Treasury sold $35 billion worth of three-year notes, drawing a high yield of 2.821 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.68.
The bid-to-cover ratio is a measure of demand that indicates the amount of bids for each dollar worth of securities being sold.
The ten previous three-year note auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 2.85.
Looking ahead, the Treasury is due to sell $23 billion worth of ten-year notes later today and $15 billion worth of thirty-year bonds on Thursday.