Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed strongly yesterday, boosted by strong buying in selected index-linked counters. Index-linked and blue-chips dominated the top gainers list with traders positioning themselves ahead of the month-end or first quarter window dressing activities. The FBM KLCI closed 18.19 points or 1.01% higher at 1,814.04, after moving between 1,798.24 and 1,814.54 throughout the day. Losers edged gainers by 415 to 400 with 329 counters unchanged. Total volume, however, declined to 1.94 billion shares worth RM1.83 billion from the 2.13 billion worth RM1.77 billion on Monday.