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Entry from October 26, 2015
“Money talks, gold screams” ("Money talks, gold shouts")

"Money talks” (meaning that money has influence) is an old financial saying, cited in print in various forms from before 1700. “Money talks” was printed in several American newspapers in 1868. 

“Money talks, gold screams/shouts” means that money has influence, but that gold has greater influence.

“Money Talks, Gold Shouts” by John Browne was cited on the blog GoldSeek on September 10, 2009. “Money talks. But gold—it practically screams” was cited in Time magazine in December 2009, about conservative media talkers hawking gold advertisers. “Money talks but gold screams” was part of testimony in a 2013 and 2015 court case in Ecuador involving the Chevron oil company.

However, the version of “money talks, gold screams/shouts” has been only infrequently used.

Msg 167572 of 875309 at 10/18/2007 9:05:39 PM by taopraxis
Re: Gold…
A global market exists for physical gold, i.e., the real thing that you cannot print up on a brokerage statement.
Money talks, but gold never lies.

Money Talks, Gold Shouts
By: John Browne
Senior Market Strategist, Euro Pacific Capital, Inc.
Posted Thursday, 10 September 2009
In the second quarter of 2008, when it became clear that bankrupted financial institutions would be bailed out by the federal government, gold did a funny thing. In the wake of a financial crisis of that magnitude, one normally would have expected asset prices, including gold, to plummet. Most observers expected the metal to dip from the $800 level down to $600, or below. Instead, gold held up well during the teeth of the crisis, and has recently increased to just over $1,000.

Time magazine
Fox News, Talk Radio Hosts Strike Gold
By James Poniewozik @poniewozik Dec. 07, 2009
If you watch a lot of TV news, you become well aware of the consumer options for free credit reports, health-care products for the elderly and—if you watch Fox News in particular—gold. A fascinating story up at Politico examines the symbiosis between the conservative talkers peddling disaster and the various companies peddling the yellow stuff.
Money talks. But gold—it practically screams.

Power OF Media
Why Gold?
Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Why gold indeed. It is often said that money talks. Well, if money talks then gold screams. Gold has been steadily climbing since the turn of the millennium and if that is not a scream I don’t know what is.

Money Talks, But Gold Speaks Louder
Story by CMBurnham on Apr 14 2012
With a moniker like “The Mercenary”, it would seem like the one thing he would be most interested in was money. And to a certain extent that’s true. But Mercenary also has a strong moral centre and understands the difference between right and wrong. Most notably, he knows that the way UWE United States Champion Christopher Fury has been acting has been wrong. And he intends to do something about that, hopefully capturing the US Title along the way.

The Wall Street Journal
2:58 pm ET Oct 30, 2013
Chevron, Judges and Money
When Mr. Guerra learned during one encounter with Chevron’s representatives that they had $20,000 in cash on them, “did you respond, ‘Can you add a few zeros?’” asked Ms. Littlepage. He did, he conceded, but said he was joking.

And did he say “Money talks but gold screams,” she asked. He didn’t recognize that particular adage, Mr. Guerra said, “but in one way or another I did express that feeling.”

Courthouse News Service
Monday, October 26, 2015 Last Update: 1:24 AM PT
Ecuadorean Judge Backflips on Explosive Testimony for Chevron
(CN) - During secret proceedings in Washington, a key witness in undermining the $9.5 billion judgment Chevron faces in Ecuador repudiated much of his explosive testimony, transcripts made public today show.

Since agreeing to testify for the oil giant, Judge Alberto Guerra’s fortunes have changed, and so have Chevron’s.
Courthouse News obtained advanced copies of more than 3,000 pages of transcripts, which were formally released on Monday.

They show Guerra putting a new twist on an old saying. “Money talks, gold screams,” Guerra said in a June 25, 2012, meeting with Chevron representatives - a meeting Chevron recorded.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Monday, October 26, 2015 • Permalink