bitcoin hit ath = litecoin moon (I hope/believe this will happen again!)
The next Block Halving in 2019 will be the point when the BTC and LTC will begin decoupling.
When LTC, get's to around $10, then private entrepreneurs will find setting up Escrow services profitable country by country (bank transfer/cash to LTC), again.
This, in turn will reduce LTC to exchanges and short-sellers will find themselves unable to refill shorted positions with replacement supplies from ASIC Mining businesses.
The breakdown of Escrow system, when LTC fell below $10, is the basis of current BTC to LTC linkage.
Combined with the loss of GPU mining support, before the 1st Block Halving.
PREMATURE ASIC MINING EQUIPMENT, BEFORE THE 1ST BLOCK HALVING, SELDOM BENEFITS THE ORIGINAL Satoshi Nakamoto DESIGN, WHEN AN INCREASE IN THE MAX COIN SUPPLY HAS BEEN MADE.
Therefore, the bigger the max coin supply change, the more important it is to delay ASIC MINING HARDWARE well after the 1st Block Halving or even 2nd Block Halving and sometimes the 3rd Block Halving.