Interpreting the logs

The account logs file and the logs tab on futures have various fields and possible entry items.

To download the log file on the legacy UI, navigate to whilst signed in and select 'Download All'.

To download the log file on Kraken Pro, navigate to whilst signed in and click the 'Download all ledgers' icon at the top left.

For each trade, there are two log entries: one which reflects the change to the balance of the futures wallet, and the other which reflects the change to the position. The respective changes to each are labelled as 'Balance' and 'Position' in the descriptions below.

UID (download only)StringThe uid of the associated entry.
DateDate timeTime of log entry (local machine time on UI, UTC in download file)

Margin account or cash account updated with log entry

Example: 'F-ETHUSD' indicates the Ether margin account (futures wallet), 'ETH' indicates the Ether cash account (holding wallet), 'MC' indicates the multi-collateral wallet


Futures Trade - when futures contracts are bought or sold

Liquidation - when a position is liquidated

Unwind Counterparty - when a position is unwound due to a counterparty liquidation event

Unwind Bankrupt - the liquidated position couldn't be filled or assigned and therefore the remaining contracts were unwound

Assignor - when the trader's position is assigned to a liquidity provider

Assignee - when the trader receives an assignment

Funding Rate Change - when the margin account is debited or credited as a part of the scheduled funding rate payout

Conversion - conversion of non-USD funds to USD (includes conversion fees)

Interest Payment - Amount paid in interest on loss over 30,000 USD uncovered by USD collateral (see Fees for Multi-Collateral Futures)

Transfer - transfer between holding and futures wallets

Cross-Exchange Transfer - transfer between spot wallet and futures wallet

Covered Liquidation - when a position is liquidated and is covered by the liquidity pool



Balance - cash symbol of collateral currency (e.g. ETH.)

Position - ticker symbol  (e.g. PI_ETHUSD)



Balance - Total change including Fee, realised PnL, realised funding

Position - Total change to the position

New Balance


Balance - New wallet balance

Position - New total position size

Avg. Entry Price

Positive float

The average entry price of the position after this trade

Trade Price

Positive float

The price the trade was executed at

Mark Price

Positive float

The mark price at the time the trade was executed

Funding Rate (download only)


The absolute funding rate

Realised P&L


The P&L that is realised by reducing the position


Positive float

The fee paid

Realised funding (download only)


The funding rate realised due to change in position size or end of funding rate period



The currency of the associated entry

Conversion spread percentage

Positive float

The % spread used for a currency conversion.  See Fees & Charges for more info 

Liquidation fee 

Positive float

The fee charged on a liquidated position