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Gold headed to $1,350: Expert

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After posting its best quarter in nearly 30 years, gold prices slipped on Friday in reaction to the jobs report.

Did you miss your opportunity to get in the trade or does gold have further to run? State Street Global Advisors Head of Gold Investment Strategy George Milling-Stanley says buy gold now.

"I'm not convinced gold will see another pullback," Milling-Stanley said on CNBC's Halftime Report. "Frankly, I wouldn't risk waiting on this trade."

Gold prices could rally to $1,350 by year-end, according to Milling-Stanley. "A gold rally would be sustainable here," he said.

Milling-Stanley believes there are four factors that will drive gold's move higher: U.S. dollar strength, equity market moves, investors' appetite for risk, and continued absence of inflation.

—By CNBC Producer Bree Kelly. Follow her on Twitter @Bree_Kelly

Trader disclosure: On April 1, 2016, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Halftime Report" traders:

JIM LEBENTHAL: Long AAPL, BA, C, CSCO, DCO, DIS, EEQ, GAIA, GM, INTC, JCP, KMI, KMY, MPC, OA, ORBC, PFE, QCOM, QRVO, SPLS, TIF, TRN, TWX, WGO.

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