“ETFs are a new, clever way for investors to access the gold market, but they’re not replacing or dominating investment, which is still dominated by bars and coins,” Jason Toussaint, chief executive of the council’s World Gold Trust Services unit, said in the article.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.

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