Specifically, I said:
Prediction: If the US debt is downgraded in the next 6 months, yields won’t increase by more than 0.2% 6 months after the downgrade. In other words, there might be a small, temporary uptick, but within 6 months yields will have returned to below 0.2% above the day before downgrade.
S&P downgraded the US a few days later on 5 August. Yields on 10 year US bonds were 2.56%, Currently, US 10 year yields are just below 2.00%. Clearly, 6 months after the downgrade (and at every point in between) US yields have stayed low, well below the upper limit of my prediction.
If you were still listening to the “obviously” right concerns over high inflation from quantitative easing and relaxed monetary policy in the middle of a huge liquidity trap and massive reduction in private spending, it’s time to reset your views.