Finance::GDAX::API::Position - Overview of profile


  use Finance::GDAX::API::Position;

  $overview = Finance::GDAX::API::Position->new;

  # Hash of profile positions
  $positions = $overview->get;


Returns an overview of profile information in hash form, including profile status, funding (margin), accounts, margin call, etc, as documented in the "get" method.

Also there is a "close" method which is left mostly undescribed in the API as to what it actually does, but is included here for fun and danger.


repay_only $boolean

This attribute is associated with the "close" method and is boolean. The GDAX API docs do not say what it does or means, nor if it is required.



Returns a hash representing an overview of the position/account information.

The API documents the hash structure as follows:

  "status": "active",
  "funding": {
    "max_funding_value": "10000",
    "funding_value": "622.48199522418175",
    "oldest_outstanding": {
      "id": "280c0a56-f2fa-4d3b-a199-92df76fff5cd",
      "order_id": "280c0a56-f2fa-4d3b-a199-92df76fff5cd",
      "created_at": "2017-03-18T00:34:34.270484Z",
      "currency": "USD",
      "account_id": "202af5e9-1ac0-4888-bdf5-15599ae207e2",
      "amount": "545.2400000000000000"
  "accounts": {
    "USD": {
      "id": "202af5e9-1ac0-4888-bdf5-15599ae207e2",
      "balance": "0.0000000000000000",
      "hold": "0.0000000000000000",
      "funded_amount": "622.4819952241817500",
      "default_amount": "0"
    "BTC": {
      "id": "1f690a52-d557-41b5-b834-e39eb10d7df0",
      "balance": "4.7051564815292853",
      "hold": "0.6000000000000000",
      "funded_amount": "0.0000000000000000",
      "default_amount": "0"
  "margin_call": {
    "active": true,
    "price": "175.96000000",
    "side": "sell",
    "size": "4.70515648",
    "funds": "624.04210048"
  "user_id": "521c20b3d4ab09621f000011",
  "profile_id": "d881e5a6-58eb-47cd-b8e2-8d9f2e3ec6f6",
  "position": {
    "type": "long",
    "size": "0.59968368",
    "complement": "-641.91999958602800000000000000",
    "max_size": "1.49000000"
  "product_id": "BTC-USD"

The structure is explained in the API thusly:


    The status of the profile. If active, the profile can be used for trading. If pending, the profile is currently being created. If locked, the profile is undergoing a rebalance. If default, you were not able repay funding after a margin call or expired funding and now have a default.

Funding [margin]

    Holds details about the open/outstanding fundings taken out in the margin profile.

    funding_value is the value of all outstanding fundings in USD. This value is updated every time you draw or repay funding.

    max_funding_value is maximum value of fundings in USD that you can have oustanding. This value can restrict you from drawing more funding.

    oldest_outstanding is the oldest funding record you have outstanding. This is important as funding can only remain outstanding for 27 days and 22 hours before being automatically closed and settled. It is recommended that you manually settle or claim the funding before it expires.


    The accounts in the profile indexed by their currency.

Margin Call [margin]

    Holds details about the resting margin call. To attempt to ensure you can repay funding we place a hidden stop like order on the book. When the last trade price hits or goes past price the margin call will trigger issuing a market order to rebalance your profile so each account has enough funds to repay all outstanding funding records.

    If each account's balance is large enough to repay the its funded_amount, active will be false signifying your profile does not have a resting margin call.


The GDAX API docs do not currently say what this method does. But it does have an either optional or required attribute that can be set, "repay_only".


Mark Rushing <>


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