Bitcoin (BTC) saw fresh volatility on May 6 as low-liquidity weekend trading tested the mettle of its trading range.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Bitcoin “in limbo” despite volatility

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD dropping by over $1,000, or 3%, in a matter of hours on the day.

The largest cryptocurrency saw volatile conditions typical of weekend trading but could not exit a broader corridor in place for several weeks.

Amid a lack of ammunition to either clear the $30,000 resistance or drop toward key trend lines near $25,000, BTC/USD frustrated market participants.

“Bitcoin really is in limbo right now and doesn’t know what to do .. I am back out of a position and just waiting again for one side of this range to break to re enter,” popular trader Crypto Tony told Twitter followers.

An accompanying chart showed potential targets in the event of a bearish breakdown.

BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Crypto Tony/Twitter

An additional analysis released earlier in the day repeated previous predictions of $32,000 coming into play should bullish momentum return.

In separate coverage, fellow trader CryptoBullet described the day’s losses as “nothing special.”

“Final dip before the breakout,” part of the commentary argued, with a chart presenting BTC/USD in a narrowing wedge with a decision on exit trajectory due.

BTC price bulls must clear $30,000

As ever, longer timeframes were a cause for more optimistic views.

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Analyzing the weekly chart, analyst Gert van Lagen flagged the 200-week simple moving average (SMA) as the resistance line to clear next, with Bitcoin possibly completing a bullish inverse head and shoulders chart pattern.

BTC/USD annotated chart. Source: Gert van Lagen/Twitter

Trader and investor CryptoAce highlighted a large weekly resistance zone for bulls to tackle.

“Stay below and $24k is where price will be trading in some weeks imo,” part of an update on trading activity read on the day.

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