Newbie here. Took the tour, and "financial engineering" was listed as viable questions, so I give this a shot despite being very basic. Please redirect me if there is a more suitable SE site for it.
I'm looking for a good search term for what a limited "trade space" is called in economic terms and the theory around its management.
- A car dealership will have a limited number of spaces available for cars, new and old, and may face the situation of having to sell one at a loss to be able to trade and make money on future purchases and sales as opposed to keep it.
- Oil storage. Your tanks will be of finite space, so even if they are filled to the brim and the market goes down, you may not be able to wait forever, sell at a loss to free up your "trade space."
- Any warehouse inventory. Products which does not sell well end up taking valuable space and retailers end up selling items at a loss to free up "trade space."
- Stocks. You may be forced to sell shares in one of your existing investments at a loss to be able to free up "trade space" if there is a better opportunity out there of which you want to take advantage.
Is there a term for what I'm looking for other than "trade space"?