Monday, Monday, so good to me

IT HAS been a positive start to the working week on the local boards following optimistic leads from Wall Street on Friday, with the miners leading the charge.

The local bourse extended early gains, with the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index climbing 14.6 points to close at 4290.8, while the All Ordinaries added 16.5 points to 4381.2.