When formulating an investment plan, one of the most difficult things is finding information that you can use. If you are interested in a better brand of research, a new company, Tribunat, might be just the thing.

Tribunat offers you access to in-depth analysis, and the opportunity to share your own thoughts about an investment. According to Bonnie Atkinson, one of those involved in Tribunat, the site is meant to “educate people to be in charge of their own financial futures. We want to teach and make investment info available for everyone.”

How Tribunat Works

The idea behind Tribunat is to provide equity analysis and valuation information in an easy-to-consume format. That way, any investor can make better decisions. There are three main parts of the Tribunat Concept:

  1. Valuation: This provides you with the facts about a company. Simply enter the ticker, and you receive a great deal of information on any publicly traded company. You can also use this tool to see how your own assumptions play out with the likely financial future of a company. Playing around with this feature can provide you with a great deal of insight. This feature is based in Microsoft Excel.
  2. Exchange: Not only do you receive information, but you can get involved in the information marketplace offered by Tribunat. This marketplace is one where you can acquire reports from others, and even contribute your own reports. It’s about crowdsourcing investment knowledge and building up a base that can help you with your efforts at pinpointing intrinsic value.
  3. Shares: You also earn shares for the reports you contribute. You can also earn money by selling your reports. If you craft useful reports, you’ll be able to earn more money, and even earn more shares in order to earn free reports as well as raise your profile in the Tribunat community.

Tribunat is trying to building  thriving community of investors. The idea is that independent analyses and research from a variety of sources can help you make better investment decisions. Plus, you get the benefit of sharing your own insights with others.

Tribunat: Social Insight to Investing

How Much Does Tribunat Cost?

First of all, you can start with a free 30 day trial to see whether or not you are interested in Tribunat. You have access to the Valuation feature, and you can start using it quite quickly. You can also create your own reports on companies, and look at others’ reports. After the end of your trial, you can decide if you still want to be a member. The membership cost is $60 for a six-month membership or $100 for a year-long membership. (The year membership is a better value.)

If you are a serious value investor, looking for in-depth analysis and valuation information, and if you are interested in sharing your ideas with others and getting ideas from others, Tribunat can be a great tool to help you. It can be well worth the money, too, if you are looking to build a solid value portfolio based around individual companies. I can also see the potential for a dividend portfolio.

What do you think? Is Tribunat something you might be interested in using?



Miranda is freelance journalist. She specializes in topics related to money, especially personal finance, small business, and investing. You can read more of my writing at Planting Money Seeds.