Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

These ASX 200 shares defied today's downturn to surge higher.

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) started the week out on the wrong foot. It fell 1.4% on Monday to close at 6,664.4 points.

It followed a similarly disappointing Friday on Wall Street wherein the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) fell 1.3%, the S&P 500 Index (SP: .INX) dumped 2.4%, and the Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) plummeted 3.1%.

The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) led the Aussie bourse's fall today, plunging 2.1%.

Meanwhile, oil prices likely weighed on the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) today. It also fell 2.1% on Monday.

The Brent crude oil price fell 3.1% to US$91.63 a barrel on Friday while the US Nymex crude oil price dropped 3.9% to reach US$85.61 a barrel.

The S&P/ASX 200 Real Estate Index (ASX: XRE) was the market's best-performing sector, falling just 0.6%. The S&P/ASX 200 Communications Index (ASX: XTJ) also outperformed most others, dumping 0.7%.

But which ASX 200 share topped all its peers on Monday? Keep reading to find out.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

The best-performing ASX 200 share on Monday was lithium favourite Core Lithium Ltd (ASX: CXO).

It gained 5.2% amid news its managing director is stepping down earlier than expected and reports that Chinese lithium prices reached a new high.

Today's biggest gains were made by these shares:

ASX-listed companyShare pricePrice change
Core Lithium Ltd (ASX: CXO)$1.2155.19%
Liontown Resources Limited (ASX: LTR)$1.7154.89%
News Corporation Limited (ASX: NWS)$26.843.63%
Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX)$5.593.33%
Lake Resources N.L. (ASX: LKE)$1.0053.08%
Brickworks Limited (ASX: BKW)$22.252.49%
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp Ltd (ASX: FPH)$17.112.46%
Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)$4.792.13%
Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1)$7.862.08%
Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX: IAG)$4.891.56%

Our top 10 shares countdown is a recurring end-of-day summary to let you know which companies were making big moves on the day. Check in at Fool.com.au after the weekday market closes to see which stocks make the countdown.

Motley Fool contributor Brooke Cooper has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Brickworks and MEGAPORT FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Brickworks and Insurance Australia Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended MEGAPORT FPO. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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