Treasuries were again higher as investors, for the second time in as many sessions this week, weren't compelled to buy equities.

Around 4 p.m. EDT, the two-year note was up 4/32 to 100 9/32, yielding 3.22%. The five-year was gaining 8/32 to 99 18/32 to yield 4.47%. The 10-year was climbing 12/32 to 97 29/32 with a yield of 5.15%.

The 30-year bond had the best showing, rising 14/32 to 95 29/32, taking the yield to 5.66%.