A trio of finance professors are blasting the big three rating agencies, Moody’s in particular, claiming in a new report that they've unearthed evidence that asset classes that provide the agencies with most of their revenue benefit from better credit ratings while classes that provide less revenue receive harsher treatment.

If they are correct in their conclusions, it might pay for some advisors and investors to re-evaluate the risks involved in investing in municipal bonds.

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