Your trade fee depends on the currency pair you are trading and is reduced according to the USD value of the total volume of cryptocurrency pairs you've traded (margin and non-margin) over the past 30 days.
New trades are added to your 30 day volume immediately, but trades older than 30 days are only removed every few hours. This means that sometimes you might temporarily get a lower fee than you should, but you won't get a higher fee than you should.
You can keep track of your current fees and progress towards lower fees by looking at the "Fees" bar. This is located in your account overview which can be found by:
- 1Selecting the Kraken logo on the upper-left when you are logged in to your account.
- 2Then scroll down below trade balances.
"Current Fee" shows the fees you are currently being charged.
"Next Fee" shows the level your trading fees will drop to if you reach the next trading volume level.
The progress bar shows how much more volume is needed to drop to the next fee level.
In the example above, you are currently paying 0.16% for maker orders and 0.26% for taker orders. If you trade a total of 50,000 USD worth within the 30 day rolling window, the fees would lower to 0.14% maker and 0.24% taker.
Remember, trading volume discounts are not permanent. If your trading activity drops, so do your discounts.