The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has once again started the trading week off on the wrong side of the bed. After giving investors relief from the sell-offs we have seen over the past few weeks on Friday, it was back to loss-making territory today.
By the end of today's session, the ASX 200 had fallen another sizeable 0.79%. That leaves the index at 6,772.9 points. We won't mention today's new 52-week low of 6,751.3 points though.
This shocker of a day for ASX shares follows a mixed-bag session over on Wall Street last Friday night (our time).
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a terrible time on Friday, shedding a chunky 1.12%. It was a different story for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) though, which treated investors with a 0.38% gain.
But let's get back to the now, with a look at how the various ASX sectors performed on the local markets today.
Winners and losers
It was, not surprisingly, a pretty poor showing from most ASX sectors today, with only two managing to get out of this Monday's session ahead.
Starting off with those that didn't though, and it was energy stocks that suffered the most. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) had a terrible time today, cratering by an awful 2.59%.
Not quite as shunned, but still on the nose were consumer staples shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) ended up tanking by a substantial 1.27%.
Financials shares weren't much better to be in, with the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) losing 1.19%.
Following finanicals were healthcare shares. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) retreated by 0.94%.
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) didn't escape the pain either, with 0.66% sloughed off the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ).
Consumer discretionary stocks came in just in front of REITs, with the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ) retreating by 0.61%.
Industrials shares were another sore point. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) ended up falling by 0.6%.
Communications stocks also went backwards, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ)'s loss of 0.19%.
Miners were our final loser of the day. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) inched lower by 0.09%.
Turning to the far less numerous winners, it was gold shares that investors took a shine to this Monday. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) rocketed with a happy rise of 1.46%.
Tech shares weren't quite as in demand, but the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) still managed a healthy 0.43% jump.
Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown
Today's winning stock was an ASX 200 newcomer in Newmont Corporation (ASX: NEM), which surged 3.09% to $61.34 a share.
Newmont is a CHESS Depositary Interest (CDI) created just last week thanks to the US-listed Newmont acquiring the old Newcrest Mining.
Here's how the rest of today's top stocks went:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Newmont Corporation (ASX: NEM)||$61.34||3.09%|
|Inghams Group Ltd (ASX: ING)||$3.41||2.4%|
|Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC)||$1.85||2.21%|
|Xero Limited (ASX: XRO)||$106.82||2.2%|
|Neuren Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: NEU)||$10.43||1.96%|
|Bellevue Gold Ltd (ASX: BGL)||$1.485||1.71%|
|Genesis Minerals Ltd (ASX: GMD)||$1.485||1.71%|
|Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN)||$3.79||1.61%|
|Goodman Group (ASX: GMG)||$20.48||1.44%|
|Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd (ASX: FPH)||$19.14||1.38%|
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.