There are two different contexts in which the term "transfer" is used on Kraken.com. Follow this guide to avoid mixing them up when analyzing your history.
Because Kraken Futures is technically a separate platform from Kraken.com:
- A transfer to your Kraken Futures wallet will show up as two "withdrawal" entries in your Kraken account's Ledger history.
- A transfer from your Kraken Futures wallet will show up as two "deposit" entries in your Kraken account's Ledger history.
There is unfortunately no way to distinguish between a transfer to/from Kraken Futures and any other cryptocurrency deposit or withdrawal.
Before Kraken Futures existed, the Ledger history page and export files have been using the "transfer" transaction type to denote funds passed down from Kraken (e.g. BCH hardfork, XLM airdrop) and funds sent to Kraken's OTC desk.
The "transfer" transaction type does not include transfers made to/from your Kraken Futures wallet.