SHANGHAI, Jul. 16 (SMM) –SHFE 1509 aluminum contract fell slightly on Thursday morning, but jumped above the 20-day moving average to RMB 12,655/mt in the afternoon on rumors of planned production cuts at smelters. The contract ended the day at RMB 12,545/mt. Trading volumes totaled 54,318 lots, and positions were down 5,264 lots to 117,958 lots. The price rise was accompanied with falling positions, implying that longs remained cautious about entering.