Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The ASX 200 was brought back to earth today in a horrible way.

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It's been a tumultuous start to the trading week for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) and most ASX shares this Monday. After hitting a new all-time record on Friday, investors very much pulled the ASX 200 down to earth this session.

By the closing bell, the index had lost a painful 1.82%, leaving it at 7,704.2 points.

This painful start to the week for ASX investors follows a rough end to the American trading week last Friday night (our time).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJX: .DJI) had a miserable time, shedding 0.18% of its value.

The Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ: .IXIC) fared even worse, tanking by a hefty 1.16%.

But let's grit our teeth and get back to the ASX today for a look at how the different ASX sectors endured today's savage selling pressure.

Winners and losers

There wasn't one sector that escaped today's trading without a loss.

The worst loser though was the mining sector. The S&P/ASX 200 Materials Index (ASX: XMJ) had a horrid day, cratering 2.56%.

Gold shares weren't too far off that. The All Ordinaries Gold Index (ASX: XGD) was cut by 2.22%.

Financial stocks had a rough time as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) copped a 2.17% battering.

Energy shares were another sore spot. The S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) was sent down 2.07% by the closing bell.

Healthcare stocks didn't escape the carnage either, with the S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index (ASX: XHJ) getting a 1.6% smackdown.

Industrial shares were on the nose too. The S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index (ASX: XNJ) sank 1.24% by the end of trading.

Communications stocks were right behind that, with the S&P/ASX 200 Communication Services Index (ASX: XTJ) losing 1.22% of its value.

Consumer discretionary shares had a similar experience, illustrated by the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Discretionary Index (ASX: XDJ)'s 1.19% decline.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) followed right behind, with the S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (ASX: XPJ) dropping 1.18%.

Utility stocks fared poorly as well. The S&P/ASX 200 Utilities Index (ASX: XUJ) gave up 0.92% by the end of the day.

Consumer staples stocks didn't prove to be a safe haven for anyone. The S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ) slid down 0.41%.

Finally, the tech sector was the best-performing space on the markets this Monday. But the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) still slipped by 0.33%.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

There wasn't a lot of competition here, but today's index winner came in at retirement developer Lifestyle Communities Ltd (ASX: LIC). Lifestyle shares rose by a confident 3.75% up to $15.89 each.

That was despite a lack of any fresh news or announcements from the company today.

Here's a look at the rest of the top gainers from today's miserable trading:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Lifestyle Communities Ltd (ASX: LIC) $15.89 3.75%
Block Inc (ASX: SQ2) $120.85 3.66%
Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD) $17.61 3.04%
IRESS Ltd (ASX: 360) $8.72 2.71%
Dexus (ASX: DXS) $7.73 1.44%
Charter Hall Social Infrastructure REIT (ASX: CQE) $2.69 1.13%
HMC Capital Ltd (ASX: HMC) $7.07 0.86%
Metcash Ltd (ASX: MTS) $3.81 0.79%
Newmont Corporation (ASX: NEM) $51.12 0.63%
Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX: NWL) $20.26 0.55%

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 Sebastian Bowen has positions in Newmont. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Block, Corporate Travel Management, Life360, and Netwealth Group. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Block and Netwealth Group. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Corporate Travel Management and Metcash. 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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